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What is Identity Management?

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, May 27, 2021

When it comes to identity management, human resources must take the time to onboard new employees; they must get IT up to speed in order to create an account and assign sufficient rights to it.

Fremont, CA: Identity management is typically regarded as a stand-alone technology by IT decision-makers. After all, it helps companies improve their cybersecurity posture by protecting the latest digital perimeter. However, the issue of what it might do for other agencies is often unasked.

Identity Management, HR, and Onboarding/Offboarding

Through automated and tracked onboarding, offboarding, and privilege management, identity management assists HR and vice versa.

When it comes to identity management, human resources must take the time to onboard new employees; they must get IT up to speed in order to create an account and assign sufficient rights to it. Employees must wait to begin their positions, which reduces the company's bottom line. Furthermore, IT can issue incorrect permissions to workers, which requires time to find and correct; it may also interfere with work processes.

However, by integrating identity management, HR can simplify the onboarding process by simply assigning new workers to predefined "roles" with matching network permissions. This allows workers to hit the ground running on their first day, rather than having to wait for IT to catch up. As a result, the company will convert one's new recruit into a positive contribution to the bottom line faster than ever before. It also ensures that workers only have the permits they need, which aids in protection.

Meanwhile, when HR is unable to automate the offboarding process, the opposite problem will arise. Removing an employee's account could take days, if not weeks—time that hackers could exploit. An enraged former employee can use leftover credentials to launch an insider attack in retaliation.

As a result, identity management assists HR in automating the transfer of employees away from your firm. Allowing an employee to leave will now automatically result in the deletion of their accounts, avoiding exploitation. Furthermore, this allows the IT team to handle staff without having to deal with the clutter of lost or orphaned accounts.

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