Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the set of business policies, processes, and a supporting infrastructure for managing the creation, maintenance and use of digital identities. IAM enables organizations to:
Provide secure access to resources
Efficiently control this access
Respond faster to changing relationships
Protect confidential information from unauthorized users
For those needing access to computer system or physical resources, IAM:
Verifies who you are
Manages what you can and cannot do based on business rules and your attributes such as departmental affiliation or role within the university
How Does Identity and Access Management Work?
The UBC Identity and Access Management program takes a person-centric view of digital identity. The program is therefore driven by two related requirements:
Identity and access management must focus on the needs and functions of the people who work or study at the University, not the needs of any single system.
The process and workflow of IAM must reflect an end-to-end digital identity lifecycle.