29th May, 2022
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As organizations grow, user provisioning becomes even more critical. A large number of users can make it challenging to keep track of who has access to what, who needs access and why, and whose access needs to be revoked.
Provisioning plays a significant role in managing the identity life cycle from onboarding to exit. A well-planned user provisioning approach can ensure the problem, like giving/revoking access, doesn't go out of your control.
An automated user provisioning tool is much needed by organizations today to streamline and automate the user provisioning process.
With an automated user provisioning tool, you can automate the process of adding, updating, and deleting users, as well as managing their access.
It reduces the difficulties and delays associated with manually managing profiles and account rights while also increasing work efficiency.
Organizations can use user provisioning tools to improve work efficiency and productivity, gain visibility into user access, and enhance security.
User provisioning tools help minimize the impact of human error and manual work, leading the IT department to concentrate on more impactful projects and improve productivity.
It reduces administrative costs and time through automated procedures for governing user provisioning.
It provides users with access only when it is necessary. Thus, preventing any security gaps that hackers could exploit to gain unauthorized access to sensitive organization information.
In addition, it makes compliance easy as on-demand, detailed reports readily demonstrate who has access to which resources and when licenses expire. It gives the admin more insights to understand who has access to what applications.
Zluri is a SaaS management tool that helps IT admins automate onboarding and off-boarding processes. It reduces the repetitive process of user provisioning.
Zluri can identify and suggest with 100% accuracy what tools the new users will need access to, based on their designation and department. This reduces a lot of burdens IT asset managers face when it comes to identifying the tools and provisioning them.
Further, Zluri also suggests the particular groups and channels inside each app the user should join, based on the user’s role.
Similarly, when an employee is leaving, Zluri can terminate access to the existing applications. Before revoking the access, it also backs up the data from the applications that can be transferred to a new user.
For ensuring 100% deprovision, Zluri has an alert system that alerts IT and asset managers on the provisions that need to be revoked.
Zluri uses the power of automation to save your time from doing repetitive IT tasks related to provisioning, deprovisioning at the time of employees onboarding, offboarding, and when there is a change in their role internally, like a promotion or internal job posting.
It knows which apps a new employee will need and what groups/channels they will be joining.
It helps to execute a smooth onboarding/off-boarding process by giving and revoking access to applications with a few clicks.
Automate onboarding and off-boarding and customization available
Provides full visibility of SaaS applications
Good customer support
Okta offers identity and access management for organizations. It helps IT teams manage the user authentication process.
It enables centralized identities and delivers access to thousands of users, keeping in mind the security and compliance requirements of the organization.
Okta helps organizations to manage the provisioning and deprovisioning of users without compromising any security protocols. These protocols allow the users to access the data from any device and be safe.
It allows integration with the existing Directories and identity systems, and third-party applications.
It provides Single sign-on to users to sign in to multiple applications and websites with single credentials.
It offers multi-factor authentication to provide secured access to the users.
It provides security for both on-premises and cloud-based applications.
It automates the process of onboarding and off-boarding.
In addition, it provides API access management.
It integrates all your apps in one place and makes it easy to manage
Easy to use
Easy managing the users for user provisioning within the organization for the access management
Easy logins to all the platforms with Okta
Lacks in customization
Multiple times log in a day as it times out frequently
SailPoint is an identity access management software that can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a data center. With identity governance, automated user provisioning whereyou can grant employees access to applications. It allows you to block entry violations to ensure total security.
It provides you complete visibility to all access across your organization and replaces manual processes with automated workflows to deliver, manage, and secure access.
Automated user provisioning.
Access rights request.
UI is simple, clean, and intuitive
Consistent reliability and frequent updates
Poor customer support
Setup is a little complicated
OneLogin is an identity and access management tool for businesses of every size that provides onboarding and off-boarding users with a secure, one-click process. With OneLogin, when there is a new user, based on their role and responsibilities, they are granted access to the required applications.
OneLogin provides layered security to the users and the organization with multi-factor authentication. It provides real-time account control that enforces access immediately whenever there is any change of roles or any user leaving the organization. It simplifies the process for IT teams and end-users.
OneLogin enables single sign-on to provide the right, secure access for each user.
It integrates with directories like Active directory, Workday, Google Workspace, etc., and synchronizes the users with your directories.
It enables single sign-on from mobile devices, and users can access the organization apps from any location and any device.
Disable the access for the users for any change of roles or who has left the organization.
Simple login with single credentials and get access to several applications.
Centralized location for the apps
User-friendly and straightforward to use to it
Sometimes loading takes time
JumpCloud is an open directory and a cloud-based platform that secures identities, manages devices, and provides safe access to all types of IT resources such as on-prem, cloud, across windows, mac, or Linux.
It simplifies identity management and allows you to centralize and manage all the users and their devices and track activities.
JumpCloud offers a cloud directory with protocols including SAML, SCIM, LDAP, and RADIUS.
It provides complete user lifecycle management across single sign-on applications and other resources.
It provides group-based access control.
It provides easy remote onboarding and off-boarding of the users.
It is simple to use
Good customer support
Easy to configure in all the platforms Windows, Mac, and Linux
Lack of policies for Mac and Linux
Need more clarity in reports
Microsoft Azure Active Directory is a cloud-based directory and identity and access management solution that provides single sign-on to access your apps from anywhere. With this, the user can access all the services which have been granted permission by the administrator.
It allows companies to protect account credentials with detailed authentication and conditional access policies.
It provides governance that ensures the right user has access to the right resources and only when it is required.
Microsoft Azure protects access to resources and data using strong authentication and risk-based adaptive policies.
It provides a fast sign-in experience to keep your users productive, reduce time managing passwords, and minimize friction.
It centrally manages all your identities and access to your applications for both cloud and on-premise to improve visibility and control.
It ensures that only authorized users have access to apps and data for all users and admins with automated identity governance.
Easy to use, fast and reliable
Easy to integrate with web applications
Good customer support
Allows to move between applications with ease
Lack of insight into the federation process
Synchronization might take a long time
Oracle identity management is a comprehensive identity solution with identity governance, access management, and a directory. Oracle identity governance combines identity management, role analytics and management, entitlement management, access certification, and segregation of duties. Oracle Access Management provides web access management, single sign-on, and multi-factor authentication.
With Oracle identity management, application onboarding is easy that brings users and their app access to Oracle identity governance.
It offers Access certification.
It automates the user identity and account provisioning.
It offers a password manager that allows you and your team to change or reset the password.
User provisioning is smooth
Easy to use and reduces operational expenses
Customization is difficult
Hard for maintenance
SAP Identity Management centralizes user access management across your organization. It manages user access in hybrid environments securely and efficiently.
It aligns organization identity management with its key business processes and helps to ensure that access to corporate assets is compliant with corporate policies and legal regulations.
It utilizes one central place to manage user accounts in a complex system landscape, including both SAP and third-party systems. It helps to extend your identity management into the cloud by integrating with SAP Cloud Identity Services for user provisioning.
SAP Identity Management streamlines and maintains user access rights across multiple systems.
It provides self-service password reset and password synchronization across connected systems.
It leverages centralized reporting functionality.
It integrates with SAP access control for effective mitigation of segregation of duties.
Easy to understand and navigate
Steep learning curve
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