Managing access of all users over different devices and applications is complicated work. If trying to do it manually, it’ll take immense labor. That’s why identity governance is used to automate these processes.
Identity lifecycle management is an important part of identity governance. It helps an IT team of a company to effectively manage identity and keeping everything secure without compromising any access of any user.
As we know that there are many temporary identities present in every companies database. As temporary employees, contractors, staffs join the company and get access through an account, their access also needs to be removed after a certain time. For a large business, there will be a huge number of such updates to be done daily.
This is where identity lifecycle management helps. It helps your IT team to automate such processes to save time and labor along with the benefits of getting the works done without any human error. So, these were to just give you an idea about how identity lifecycle can help. Now, let’s have a detailed look at some of its benefits.
5 Benefits Of Identity Lifecycle:
1. Reduce burden from your IT team’s shoulders:
Adding new users, giving them access, remembering to manually remove their access after a certain time, is a lot of work! Your IT team can be more productive if these kinds of processes are automated using identity lifecycle management.
End users can themselves manage the request for their access, on the other hand, IT professionals can focus on limiting the services and access they can request for.
2. Enhanced security, reduced risks:
Distinguish between different roles that how much access they can request. Identity lifecycle ensures that the right user gets the right access for the right time or task. Organizations can have regular audits to maintain a tight view on who gets how much access for how much time and for what task.
A business can automate the process of granting access, modifying access, and revoking access for every user in their accounts’ lifetime. To temporary users, employees, staff, contractors, etc, you can give temporary access using identity lifecycle management.
This automation ultimately makes your IT team more efficient.
4. PAM Integration:
A privileged account management system helps in reducing the risks by giving full visibility and control of privileged accounts to the IT professionals. PAM when integrated with an identity lifecycle management system allows IT professionals to manage and govern privileged accounts and the access provided to them.
It also helps to automate the lifecycle of privileged accounts depending on business agreements.
5. Identity governance and identity lifecycle:
Identity governance and lifecycle management together take the security of the database of a business to the next level. Many processes are automated using these. It allows to limit or grant access to certain users for a period of time who are associated with the usage of different resources of the business like devices, applications, data, etc.