Gartner Research

Solution Path for Implementing Access Management

Published: 11 February 2020

ID: G00464438

Analyst(s): David Chase , Mary Ruddy


Access management is a critical capability for organizations. Security and risk management technical professionals deploying access management need to develop a roadmap by making decisions on project scope, deployment architecture and security to support new users, applications and cloud adoption.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Review Objectives for AM as Part of Overall IAM Program
    • Identity Federation
    • Agent- and Proxy-Based Web Access Management
  • Step 2: Identify Users and Requirements, Assess Capabilities and Perform Gap Analysis
  • Step 3: Select a Deployment Architecture
  • Step 4: Determine Access Control Requirements
  • Step 5: Assess Other Requirements:
    • Step 5.1: Microsoft Office 365, IaaS
    • Step 5.2: API and Mobile Access
  • Step 6: Refine the Deployment Architecture as Needed
  • Step 7: Determine Required Features and Vendor Shortlists

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