IAM glossary
Privilege management

What is privilege management?

Privilege management refers to the process of controlling and managing the access rights and privileges granted to a given identity .

This process involves assigning roles and permissions tailored to the specific needs of each user or system.

Roles define the set of privileges associated with particular responsibilities or functions, while permissions determine the specific actions or operations that a identity can perform.

Privilege management ensures that users only have the access they need to perform their tasks, while limiting access to sensitive resources and critical functions.

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