IAM glossary
User life cycle

What is a user life cycle?

The lifecycle of a corporate user represents the various stages and transitions that an employee goes through throughout his or her career within the organization.

From an HR point of view, we find these different stages: recruitment, integration, development and training, performance and appraisal, career development, commitment and loyalty, departure or retirement.

From an IT point of view, this involves creating accounts on arrival, modifying rights and accesses during internal mobility, suspending accounts during long absences and deleting accounts when the user leaves.

It's a continuous process that involves registering, authenticating, authorizing, using, reviewing and updating access rights, as well as deactivating user accounts.

It must be managed efficiently to ensure the security of the information system.

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