Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) joins the list of acronyms along with IAM and PAM. The term gained acceptance in 2013 after Gartner merged two of its Magic Quadrants–one addressing Identity Governance and the other Identity Administration–into the Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration.
IGA systems merge identity administration, which addresses administering accounts and credentials, provisioning, and managing entitlements, with identity governance, which addresses the segregation of duties, role management, logging, and analytics and reporting.
IGA systems provide additional functionality beyond standard Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems. In particular, they help organizations meet compliance requirements and enable them to audit access for compliance reporting. They also automate workflows for tasks such as access approvals and provisioning/de-provisioning.
Identity governance and administration tools help handle user identity lifecycle management. IGA systems generally include these elements for identity administration:
IGA systems generally include these elements for governance administration:
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