User Lifecycle Management
Employees (and also your partners, vendors, and contractors in many cases) need timely access to a variety of applications and IT resources in order to do their jobs. It’s just as important to remove that access immediately when they move to a new role or leave the company. User lifecycle management helps ensure the right people have access to the right resources at the right time with minimal operational friction.
Audit and Compliance
When you have formal access control policies and procedures in place, you get greater insight into how IT resources are provisioned and used across your organization. This allows you to generate key reports and establish a reliable audit trail for compliance purposes (HIPAA, GDPR, SOC, ISO, PCI DSS, SOX, and more)
81% of data breaches are the result of weak, stolen, or abused passwords
— 2017 Verizon Data Breach Report
Features of Lifecycle management
Managing Something User Has
This is a physical item that user might carry, such as a PKI smart card, Yubikey, or a smartphone (where one can receive one-time SMS pass codes or a voice prompt for authentication).
User access requests often need to go through a series of approvals. User lifecycle management solutions make the process easier using streamlined approval workflows that allow you to assign approvers and track progress without constant emails, phone calls, meetings, and checklists. This can help cut days or weeks from your user access approval workflow!
Delegation of Access
When an employee goes on vacation, they may have to delegate their access rights to another team member temporarily. User lifecycle management solutions allow for easy user access delegation without exposing that employee’s credentials to unnecessary risk. And you can retain a log of what specific actions that employee took with their temporary access.
Lifecycle management not only helps with provisioning on day one, but also when user's’ ongoing needs change and require them to get access to specialized applications. Users can make a self-service access request to an application that will go directly to the business application owner approval. Once approved for a provisioning enabled application an account will automatically get generated with the approved access level, all that without any need to generate unnecessary IT tickets. And when employees leave the organization, management can rest assured that access to all of their apps is fully and immediately suspended or completely deactivated. Finally, through the whole user lifecycle, user provisioning helps keep organizations secure by providing a central location to manage and enforce security policies. Automated user lifecycle management also allows IT to more easily conduct audits by keeping an audit trail in reports that specify when users got assigned or unassigned, how and who approved those assignments.
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