Managing Users in Heterogeneous IT Landscapes

666 WordsFeb 26, 20183 Pages
One of the main challenge organizations is facing is managing users in heterogeneous IT landscapes. Organizations are preferring the access control via role management (Franqueira, V. N. L et al., 2012). With the evolving responsibilities, the system landscape is becoming more and more complex and difficult to manage and track (SAP1, 2012). With SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (IdM), we can manage identities and their authorizations centrally in both SAP and non-SAP system landscapes. This comes with employee self-services and SAP BusinessObjects Access Control formerly GRC (Governance, risk management, and compliance) (SAP2, 2012) integration which helps in risk detection and mitigation and makes identity management more compliant. Using NetWeaver IdM, a highly customizable framework we can provide joint authentication for all business processes and a single sign-on as a secure identity management solution. Driving factors for implementation of Identity management include a decrease in operational cost, frequently evolving business processes with increasing complexity and inability to de-provision a user completely. Many challenges come from the desire to grant single-sign-on access to collections of resources that might have contradictory access-protection rules (Buell, D.A. et al., 2003). The functions of NetWeaver IdM include role management, Identity Virtualization, data synchronization, customized work-flows and approval process, password management, identity
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