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Identity and access management (IAM) is a framework of business processes, policies and technologies that facilitates the management of electronic or digital identities.

With an IAM framework in place, information technology (IT) managers can control user access to critical information within their organizations.

Identity management (ID management) is the organizational process for identifying, authenticating and authorizing individuals or groups of people to have access to applications, systems or networks by associating user rights and restrictions with established identities.

The difference between identity management and access management is thus:
Identity Management is about managing the attributes related to the user.
Access Management is about evaluating the attributes based on policies and making Yes/No decisions.

What are two main types of access control?
There are two types of access control: physical and logical. Physical access control limits access to campuses, buildings, rooms and physical IT assets. Logical access control limits connections to computer networks, system files and data.

Top 5 Benefits of Identity and Access Management Systems

Access Management aims to grant authorized users the right to use a service, while preventing access to non-authorized users. This ITIL process essentially executes policies defined in Information Security Management.

Six Business Benefits of Identity and Access Management

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