Friday, March 26, 2010

Functional level definition of Identity management

Identity – An Employee or Non-employee. Here Non-employee includes business partners, customers or contractors.

Management – Creating, Updating or Deleting function that manages the identity details and account details.

Difference between identity details and account details

Identity detail includes one's own common details say their first name, last name, address, Phone number etc.

Some of the user accounts at target resources are

Windows user account
Linux user account
Web mail account

User information form and Account form may or, may not have common attributes.

In the above example we have First name and Last name as common attributes. But it is not mandatory to have such common attributes in general.

An IDM suite will make our job easier to manage these accounts for any number of users in an organization.

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