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Identity orchestration

Identity orchestration definition

Identity orchestration is the coordinated management and synchronization of user identities across various systems and applications. It involves account creation, attribute management, account maintenance, and ensuring consistent access policies. The underlying framework that enables seamless identity orchestration is known as an “identity fabric.” It provides a centralized platform for managing and controlling user identities.

See also: zero trust

What identity orchestration involves

  • Identity centralization: Identity orchestration begins by establishing a centralized identity fabric or platform as the authoritative source for managing user identities.
  • Identity integration: The identity orchestration process involves integrating with different systems, applications, and directories within the organization.
  • User provisioning and de-provisioning. Identity orchestration handles the automated creation, modification, and deletion of user accounts across the connected systems. An example could be new account creation when a new user joins or an account deactivation when a user leaves.
  • Access management and authorization. Identity orchestration ensures that users have the appropriate access rights and permissions to the systems and resources they need to perform their tasks.
  • Audit and compliance. Identity orchestration enables organizations to track and monitor user access, detect unauthorized access attempts, and generate audit reports to comply with regulatory requirements.

Benefits of identity orchestration

  • Centralized identity management.
  • Streamlined user provisioning.
  • Consistent access control.
  • Enhanced security.
  • Improved user experience.