SAP Identity & Access Management

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is becoming increasingly important. The reasons for this are the increasing use of mobile devices, the decentralization of systems and global access to cloud infrastructures. The great danger here is that you have to keep track of when which user needs which rights for systems and applications and how he uses these rights on which device.

 

As the company grows, this leads to a large number of identities and authorizations that have to be managed by employees. A big manual effort. The use of the right IAM systems supports you in this and relieves you of the work. They automate and simplify the collection, control and management of electronic identities of users and the associated access rights. The IAM systems ensure that the respective access rights comply with both the guidelines and the role of the user in the company. This ensures that all individuals and services are correctly authenticated, authorized, audited, and compliance ensured.

 

How do IAM systems work? Users are quickly and securely granted the access and authorizations to applications and systems (provisioning) they need for their tasks. If the accesses and authorisations are no longer required, they are withdrawn in good time (deprovisioning). This is done using a role- and rule-based approach. Users in companies can often decide for themselves via self-service portals which accesses or access authorisations they require. In most cases, those responsible are integrated with the aid of end-to-end automated application and approval procedures.