Identity Management

Identity management (IdM) describes the management of individual identifiers, their authentication, authorization, and privileges within or across system and enterprise boundaries with the goal of increasing security and productivity while decreasing cost, downtime, and repetitive tasks.

"Identity Management" and "Access and Identity Management" (or AIM) are terms that are used interchangeably under the title of Identity access management while Identity management itself falls under the umbrella of IT Security.

Identity management systems, products, applications, and platforms are commercial Identity management solutions implemented for enterprises and organizations.

Technologies, services, and terms related to Identity management include Active Directory, Service Providers, Identity Providers, Web Services, Access control, Digital Identities, Password Managers, Single Sign-on, Security Tokens, Security Token Services (STS), Workflows, OpenID, WS-Security, WS-Trust, SAML 2.0, OAuth, and RBAC.

Read more about Identity Management:  History, Perspectives On IdM, Emerging Fundamental Points, Issues, Research, Implementation Challenges

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