Identity & Access Management (IAM) provides companies with central management of identities and access rights to different systems and applications.
The most crucial function of identity and access management is to manage user accounts and access permissions. The system must authenticate and authorize users to grant access rights. During authentication, the user proves to the system that they are who they claim to be. For this purpose, simple user name and password queries and multi-factor procedures with security tokens or biometric features can be used. Once the user's identity establishes beyond any doubt, the next step is to authorize them. It determines which systems or resources the user can access. Authorization builds on more or less complex rules and role concepts, usually stored in a database. These rules and roles can be freely defined or dependent on the organizational structure of the company and the user's work area.
Especially in large companies or user web portals, one has to manage various identities and access rights. The IAM can do this efficiently and ensure that access permissions comply with internal and external policies. It prevents identities and access rights from being lost due to many uncoordinated, individual, decentralized release and authorization processes.
CloudsHSM enables the secure generation and storage of keys to protect digital identities. High availability, centralized security, as well as easy and secure handling of variouse digital keys are just some of the advantages of CloudsHSM.