IAM glossary
De-provisioning user accounts

What is user account deprovisioning?

User account deprovisioning, or unprovisioning, is the automated process of removing a user's access to a system or IT resources, either because they no longer need them, or because they are leaving the company.

It includes account deactivation, data deletion and hardware recovery. This minimizes the security risks associated with shadow IT and compliance.

In French, we call this account de-provisioning. This is the process of deactivating or deleting user accounts when they are no longer needed. This makes it possible to revoke access and guarantee system security.

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