IAM glossary
Authorization management

What is authorization management?

Authorization management means giving the right rights to the right person.

This means controlling and managing user access rights at different levels, such as access to data, applications, functions or resources. User profiles need to be defined, then access controlled and limited to what is strictly necessary. Rights are reviewed on a regular basis.

Authorization management generally involves the following steps:

  1. Allocation of authorizations.
  2. Control of authorizations.
  3. Follow-up and management of authorizations.
  4. Audit and compliance.

Authorization management involves administering and controlling the authorizations granted to users within a system or organization, in order to guarantee appropriate and secure access to resources. This includes the allocation, control, monitoring and ongoing management of authorizations, as well as compliance with current policies and regulations.

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