Our goal is to design and implement sustainable, consistent and effective process and governance models to support organisations’ Identity requirements.
With so many acronyms at play in this area – IDM, ILM, IAM… – it can be hard to keep them all straight.
Put simply, Identity Management (IDM) – also sometimes referred to as Identity Access Management (IAM) – is the discipline that “enables authorised individuals to access resources for legitimate reasons”.
It covers issues such as how users gain an identity, the protection of that identity and the technologies supporting that protection (e.g., network protocols, digital certificates, passwords, etc.).
Identity Lifecycle Management (ILM) refers to a collection of technologies and processes used in creating, managing, coordinating and restricting the identification, access and governance of identities for access to business tools and information.
ILM is very closely associated with Identity Management (IDM) and Identity and Access Management (IAM).