Identity and Access Management (or IAM) solutions – also known as Identity Management (IdM) solutions – form a critical component of an enterprise’s IT security. And when used with cloud-based applications, they form part of a powerful cloud security set up too.
In simple terms, an IAM helps to control which users can access what data, as well as from where and when this access is permitted.
So how does an IAM work?
In any Identity and Access Management solution, one of the core concepts at play is that of an Identity Provider (IdP). The IdP brings all of the enterprise’s cloud-based application on to a common platform from where identity information can be managed and authentication services provided through the use of a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
Through this process, it becomes possible to establish a single point of control across all of an organization’s cloud applications, and to provide a single point of access to all users, in the form of a Single Sign-on (SSO) – one of the fundamental functionalities of an IAM.
What features do IAMs offer?
Most IAMs offer some or all of the following features:
Enables administrators to provide each user with a single login to access any or all of the local and cloud applications used by the organization.
Provides a powerful additional layer of access protection through a TOTP or other methods.
Password Policy Enforcement
Enables enforcement of a custom password policy across the organization, to comply with statutory (or the company’s own) security standards.
Is Akku an Identity and Access Management solution?
Akku is indeed an IAM solution, but it’s also so much more. It brings to the table all the security and access restrictions that a standard Identity and Access Management solution has to offer, along with several additional features to boost security and productivity across your cloud environment:
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