What Is Identity and Access Management?
In enterprise information technology (IT), identity and access management (IAM) products give you the tools you need to set and manage user access controls. Who qualifies as a user depends on the organization. In a school, users could be students, teachers or administrators. In a business setting, they could be employees, partners and customers. All these people need a digital identity and permissions. IAM provides the solution.
Identity management as a service gives your IT managers the resources necessary to develop and control digital identities. IDaaS includes account creation, setting permissions authorizations and offboarding users who no longer need accounts. With these tools, managers can also get a closer look at user activity, including when and where they log in, what they did and which device they used in the process.