IAM glossary
identity digital

What is a digital identity ?

Theidentity digital ID is a virtual representation of an entity (person, machine or application) that enables it to be identified and authenticated in a computer system or network.

It's the technological link between a system and a real person.

It contains information such as :

  • the name
  • e-mail address
  • IP address
  • user roles and authorizations
  • the groups to which it belongs
  • profile information, etc.
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