Identity and access management, also known as IAM, is the technology involving the process of managing users identity and access to any particular system, such as applications or networks.
Through IAM, IT administrators are able to create an exclusive digital identity for each user (or a group).
For the access management capability, IAM systems allow the IT team to establish the level of access for any particular ID inside a specific platform (web, server, computer, documents, or applications) and what resources are available for this user according to its access privileges.
In an enterprise level, identity and access management can be used both for customers or employees, and it is often a major key in data safety and maintenance.
Like many digital technologies, especially in the field of Business Process management, IAM can be automated.
According to Okta, automated Identity and access management can be “particularly effective in supporting the IT team in tracking, monitoring, and controlling accounts that have access to sensitive data, while protecting that data with secure authentication solutions”.
When integrated to a BPA (Business Process Automation) platform, AIM operates in 4 specific ways: authentication, authorization, roles and delegation.
It is basically the process of verification of the user’s identity, that can be done via passwords, credentials or SSO (Single Sign-On).
After authentication, IAM will check authorization information and verify what activities the user can perform on the system, according to its access privileges.
With Identity Automation, users can be granted roles. Each role is equivalent to some access rights and helps optimize the process of authorization.
When working with administrative clearances, IAM allows administrators to change the system and delegate temporary admin rights to users, in order to perform specific tasks.
According to Okta’s Business at Work 2019 report, nearly 40% of employees use the same two to four passwords to access over 100 apps on average. This can lead to a lot of security breaches that become a handful of work for any IT department.
To cover that kind of incident, admins often use authentication solutions like the Single Sign-On (SSO), that enables a user to use one set of login credentials to access multiple applications.
Along with SSO, other advantages on having Identity Automation in a enterprise are:
Not only the IT department will have more time to focus on what really matters, other than keep answering calls about passwords requests, the rest of the company’s regular employees will be able to effortlessly switch from one application to another; jumping through taks without having to worry with the password stage or the admin authorization.
BETTER COMPLIANCE AND AUDIT PRACTICES
With automated IAM systems, companies can keep track of the available users on the network and record their activity for useful audit data.
Besides that Identity and access management help organizations to assure their users’ login information are keeping up with security policies and company’s compliances throughout any update
REDUCTION OF WORKLOAD TO THE IT TEAM
This may seem like one of the most obvious reasons to automate IAM, but not many people realize that password management is one of the top requests for the IT team. So taking that away from the hands of a whole department is a huge deal.
IAM automation saves many hours of work for admins every time an employee changes position inside the company and needs new credentials.
Even in the case of a user leaving the system, with automated identity and access management it gets easier to revoke specific user access authority.
DOWNSIZING HUMAN-RELATED ERRORS
Just like other automation solutions in the modern workspace, having automated processes will always reduce the probability of errors, in comparison to manually repetitive operations handled by human employees.
If we consider the cost that all of these possible errors could bring to an enterprise, this may be the biggest reason to invest in identity automation.
devolute.cloud is the most complete Business Process Management and automation platform on the market because it offers all the necessary solutions for companies to start saving money and time.
That mindset starts with intelligent features designed to reduce cost operations and improve the agility of daily processes through automation and low-code development.
In terms of Identity and access management, devolute.cloud allows integration with well-recognized software like Okta and Auth0, besides our own default IAM tool.
These are some of the main features your company will have access to while working with the devolute.cloud’s platform.
If you already use an existing Single sign on provider or Identity Access Management or you want to provide your users with easy access through common Social Logins such as Google, Linkedin, Facebook or Microsoft you can do that.
Devolute.cloud IAM can be configured in such way, that your users can use existing accounts on any OAUTH2 or SAML provider and therefore. This allows your users to keep their existing passwords where they are
Including PRIVILEGES, INVITATIONS, ROLES, DELEGATIONS AND IMPORT