Gartner Research

IGA, RPA, and Managing Software Robot Identities

Published: 05 September 2017

ID: G00324207

Analyst(s): Lori Robinson , Homan Farahmand

Summary

Robotic process automation (RPA) will have a profound impact on IGA. RPA introduces robotic software whose identities and access must be managed and controlled. Technical professionals must prepare to extend IGA architecture to address these requirements while assessing RPA for automating IGA tasks.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Robotic Process Automation Overview
    • Software Robot Connectors and Integration
    • Software Robot Task Execution and People Impersonation
  • Software Robot Identity and Access Management
    • Software Robots as Subjects (Identity)
    • Software Robots as Objects (Resources)
  • Software Robot Utility in IGA
    • IGA and RPA Integration Use Cases
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

The Details

  • RPA Concept of Operations
  • Key RPA Tools Capabilities
  • Example RPA Libraries and Vendors
    • SikuliX Library
    • RPA Vendors

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