Identity management is the identification, categorizing and administration of people and roles within a system, such as a company network. Identity managers issue and control access privileges to information and resources within the system by linking user rights, accounts and restrictions.
Identity management tools and technologies control access to information within an organization. Systems in a company or group entail one identity per individual. Each person's identity is maintained, monitored and modified by administrators with the tools and technologies to change a user's role, trail activities and enforce policies. Identity management systems are also designed to provide a method of administering user compliance with policies and regulations.
Identity management systems in a business provide security and productivity, allowing a company to share regulated information without compromising safety. This creates consistency, breeds confidence and reduces the costs of doing business, including information storage, access or sharing.