Gartner Research

Consider Identity and Access Management as a Process, Not a Technology

Published: 02 September 2005

ID: G00129998

Analyst(s): Ant Allan, Earl Perkins


Identity and access management is not only a set of technologies but also a set of processes that address fundamental issues about handling the strategic asset of identity in any enterprise. Establishing a long-term solution for managing identity requires understanding these basic processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • IAM Process
    • Why an IAM Process?
    • IAM Processes Defined
  • Access Modeling Process
    • Create Access Model
    • Use Access Model
    • Change Access Model
    • Report Access Model
  • Workflow Process
    • Create Workflow
    • Use Workflow
    • Change Workflow
    • Report Workflow
  • Identity Modeling Process
    • Create Identity
    • Change Identity
    • Retire Identity
    • Use Identity
    • Report Identity
    • Monitor Identity
  • Conclusions

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