What is Identity Access Management?
Identity access management is the process of providing access to appropriate data/information only to the intended audience(s) through a secured network which is authorised and authenticated using defined policies and tools.
What is Authenticate, Authorize and Accounting?
- Authenticate – Is a unique information/data which differentials the audience from each other to prove the identity of oneself. (Userid/Password/Fingerprint)
- Authorize – Capability of enforcing the policies on the resources/data through authentication (Granting/Denying access)
- Accounting – Means of monitoring the user activities over the data accessed through the network. (Event logs/User activity monitoring)
Why is AAA Important while implementing IAM?
AAA is a framework to ensure controlled access to the data/information through a network. It is embedded in the IAM tool to manage the assets /information and to maintain the system security. To be Continued...