Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2019

Published: 02 August 2019

ID: G00369048

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


IGA and phone-as-a-token authentication are poised at the plateau, while other well-established technologies have mixed success climbing the slope. FIDO2 authentication protocols teeter at the peak. Additions to the Hype Cycle reflect innovations with increasing client interest and market adoption.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • UMA
    • Zero-Knowledge Proofs
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • Privacy-Enhanced Multiparty Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Decentralized Identity
    • Bring Your Own Identity
    • SCIM
    • FIDO Authentication Protocols
    • SaaS-Delivered IAM
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • OpenID Connect
    • Externalized Authorization Management
    • Mobile Identity
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Customer IAM
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Enterprise Digital Rights Management
    • IAM Managed Services
    • OAuth 2
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Privileged Access Management
    • X.509 Hardware Tokens for User Authentication
    • Identity Proofing and Corroboration
    • Phone-as-a-Token Authentication Methods
    • Identity Governance and Administration
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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