Gartner Research

Identity and Access Management Technologies Defined, 2008

Published: 19 November 2007

ID: G00152051

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Core identity administration and access management tools are complemented by a growing ecosystem of identity and access management tools for role management, auditing, authentication and more. A full IAM solution requires multiple products, likely from multiple vendors.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overview
    • Drivers and Benefits
    • IAM Architecture, Controls, Processes and Governance
    • A Functional View of IAM
    • Key Technology Areas
  • Directory Technologies
    • Directory Services: X.500 and LDAP
    • Metadirectories
    • Virtual Directories
  • Identity Administration
    • User Provisioning
    • Role Management for Enterprises
    • Resource Access Administration
    • Credential Management
    • Identity Administration and IT Service Management
  • Identity Auditing
    • Identity Auditing
    • Segregation of Duties Controls Within Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Security Information and Event Management
    • Other Monitoring Tools
  • Identity Verification
    • Identity Proofing
    • Authentication
    • Authentication Infrastructure
    • Single Sign-On
    • Federated Identity Management
    • Personal Identity Frameworks
  • Access Management
    • WAM
    • OS Access Management
    • Authorization Management
    • Content Access Management
    • NAC
  • Summary: The Complete Picture

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