Identity & Access Management 101

The IAM 101 area provides free information about a variety of topics relevant to security, identity and access management, single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, provisioning, and other technologies that help businesses provide users with secure access to the applications and systems they need. We update the IAM 101 area regularly with new content, so be sure to bookmark this page.

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Be Sure Your Zero Trust Plan Gives Complete Coverage

So, you’re moving to a Zero Trust security plan. You know the princi…

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How to Get to Zero Trust Security

The idea of Zero Trust security was first introduced by Forrester in 2…

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SAML SSO Solution: Secure Logins, Fast Roll Outs

You may have heard of SAML. It stands for Security Assertion Markup La…

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Is Your Enterprise Password Manager Good Enough?

An enterprise password manager or password vault is often the first st…

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6 Types of Password Attacks & How to Stop Them

Here are six types of common password attacks and steps you can take t…

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Business Use of Cloud Password Managers

Password managers, password vaults, single sign-on—they’re all ter…

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Help Desk Password Reset Best Practices

If your organization has a help desk or other staff handle password re…

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What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

Cyber attackers are relentless. They hunt, phish, scam, and social-eng…

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The Truth About Passwordless Authentication

Passwordless authentication is the new buzzword in secure authenticati…

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Biometric Authentication: Good, Bad, & Ugly

It seems like biometrics are everywhere: fingerprints, facial recognit…

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What is Identity & Access Management (IAM)?

Identity and access management (IAM) refers to the policies and tools …

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What is Cybersecurity & Why Do We Need It

Cybersecurity is the practice of defending technical assets and data f…

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What is Identity Governance & Administration

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) joins the list of acronym…

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What is Privileged Access Management?

Privileged Access Management (PAM) refers to systems that securely man…

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SSO Checklist

It’s critical that your SSO solution meets the basic requirements to…

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How Single Sign-On Works

Single sign-on (SSO) is system that enables users to securely authenti…

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Why SSO Important

Single sign-on (SSO) in the enterprise refers to the ability for emplo…

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Password Vaulting

A password vault, also called a password manager, is a p…

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What Type of Attacks Does MFA Prevent?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can…

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What is Adaptive Authentication?

Standard authentication methods, including

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What is MFA?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security system that verifies a…

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MFA Checklist

It’s critical that your Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solution m…

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