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Tear Down Application Authorization Silos With Authorization Management Solutions

Published: 31 May 2007

ID: G00147801

Analyst(s): Ant Allan , Neil MacDonald , Roberta Witty


Most identity and access management projects have focused on identity management. Application authorization management has largely been missing. Implementing application authorization management solutions can reduce redundant administration, improve policy compliance and enable agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Drivers for Application Authorization Management
    • Cost Containment
    • Compliance and Auditing
    • Service and Process Orientation
    • Developer Effectiveness
    • Agility
  • The Solution: Four Foundations for Application Authorization Management
    • Externalized and Policy-Driven Administration and Decision Points
    • Fine-Grained Authorization Decisions
    • Increasingly Contextual Authorization Decisions
  • Inhibitors to Application Authorization Management
  • Recommendations

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