Many digital transformation programs are putting access management systems at the forefront, adapting to the new normal of the hybrid workplace, and boosting UX as a competitive differentiator.

At the same time, due to specific applications, workforce and talent constraints, and the need to accommodate numerous user stakeholders, access control initiatives are difficult. Not to mention the complexities of identity and access management (IAM) procedures that emerge as an organization undergoes acquisitions or divestitures over time – legacy tools and cultural problems play a role here. However, present below are a few steps that can assist you in developing a contemporary and efficient access control strategy.

Define and Address the Requirements of Various User Constituencies

Security and risk management leaders must consider access management use cases across internal and external constituencies, such as business-to-employee or access management for the workers; B2B, or access management for vendors and business partners; and B2C, or access management for customers.

A lack of agreement on gathering, processing, and disseminating identity data causes an IAM engine to perform badly, thus impacting an organization's access management project.

Decide on Architecture and Consumption

Access management technologies provide a variety of access and security features. To determine the company's capabilities, refine all access management practice criteria early on and pay special attention to how suppliers handle these requirements.

Modern digital transformation is boosting the market of IaaS, while the industry has seen widespread acceptance of SaaS solutions for important business activities. As a result, utility-level availability is now expected for any SaaS-delivered IAM product, particularly vital services like access control.

Plan for and Use Adjacent IAM Technology

While multifactor authentication (MFA) is a standard access control software feature, other features are less developed. For example, identity governance and administration tools control the lifespan of an identity, track authorizations, and aid in provisioning. Because most access management technologies lack mature capabilities in this area, they must be supplemented by identity governance and administration tools. Similarly, privileged access management solutions are required to track and regulate access for accounts with elevated access, which access management systems do not normally handle.

Mature the Access Management Practice

Access management seemed more of a journey than a destination, with new apps, features, and functions always being added to application access. MFA, session management, System for Cross-domain Identity Management provisioning, inline session visibility, control, and access orchestration are a few notable examples.