Describes the management of an individual's actions and data, their authentication, authorization and privileges in a system.The main goal of identity management is to increase security and productivity whilst decreasing costs, downtime and repetitive tasks. In this case we are looking at individuals management of their identity and the increasing concern about protecting personal data. This section looks at not only individuals access to networks but also secure storage of this data allowing access from an end users perspective.
Identity Management examples:
- Strong authentication – explicit with PINs, biometrics or implicit with behavioral monitoring, contextual authentication
- Identity protection – storage of private keys to identify devices and users, protection of authorisation tokens