Identity Management (IdM)

Centralized Identity Management solution manages user accounts and access rights across the organization. Identity Management improves efficiency and increases security.

Centralized Identity Management (IdM):

  • Creates accounts and access rights for new employees as they start
  • Changes the access rights according to changing working roles
  • Ensures that no access rights are left for a leaving employee
  • Prevents policy-violating combinations of access rights – Segregation of Duties (SoD)
  • Helps you to control workflows for managing lifecycle rules and access right approvals
  • Provides identity reports – e.g. who has (or has had) access to what
  • Manages password resets, changes, and synchronization
  • Creates roles and groups for grouping and categorization of access rights

Digital Identity Management

Identity Management (IdM) solution manages users’ digital identities and enables them to access the right services and information according to defined principles. IdM system ensures compliance with processes, because it is not possible to bypass it. IdM system usually takes care of the access rights in all target systems (i.e. provisions) for all the users in the organization throughout the user lifecycle.

Identity Lifecycle – Joiners, Movers, Leavers

Identity Management takes care of identity lifecyle, which often is referred to as joiner, mover, leaver process. It is important to grant access for joiners efficiently. From security persepective it is at least equally important to close access when they leave or move to a different role. Identity Management is very much about processes. These lifecycle processes should be well defined, otherwise IdM solution or system cannot function properly.

Identity Governance – Visibility and Compliance

Visibility and current reports of user access are also very important. Identity governance is important for all organizations and especially import in highly regulated industries. With good identity governace it is easy to report user accesses at any given time. This helps in compliance. It is also a good practise to re-evaluate access rights periodically. Good identity governance solutions offer intuitive tools for normal business user, such as line managers, to do the access recertifications. Your organization might also have some important security policies. One example is Segregation of Duty (SoD) policy. Spellpoint can help to configure IdM solution for SoD purposes, rules, and to help handling any SoD exceptions that might be necessary.

Recipe for Successful IdM Project

Identity Management usually touches many parts of an organization. There are typically many stakeholders and dependencies. It is worthwhile to seek help from experienced IdM professionals. Spellpoint is here to help. We ask the right questions. We help to figure out dependencies. We also help to mitigate risk – and to avoid potential pitfalls. If your organization considers IdM project please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Spellpoint service areas

Spellpoint offers services under the following Identity and Access Management (IAM) areas