Identity and access management as a service (IDAAS or IAMAAS) refers to web-provided services that create and control access levels for individual users. It is one of the many types of cloud services offered by cloud vendors.
There is a movement in the modern IT world to move away from infrastructure in favor of SaaS-based solutions that leverage cloud. These days solutions in almost every IT category are delivered as a service from the cloud. Nevertheless, while most examples are cloudy, there are some categories that are slow to adapt.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a good example. Fortunately, a new generation of IAMaaS (Identity and Access Management-A-Service) solutions have changed.
These changes have been positive for the most part. However, to understand the benefits of the new cloud-based IAM solution, take the first step back and take a look at the old model. Then, we will discuss what has changed.
Identity and access management as a service – Idea of SAAS
Identity and access management as a service builds on the core idea of software as a service (SaaS) that began in recent years, as vendors effectively “stream” services over the web rather than licensed software packages. Were able to CDs and boxes.
Vendors started offering a wide range of cloud-delivered SaaS products, such as Platform as a Service (PaS), Communications as a Service (CAAS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Refinement accelerated this development in network virtualization and logical devices of hardware.
Historically, the Identity Provider (IdP) category is primarily distributed and distributed as software managed by an IT organization.
IAMs provide system administrators with the tools and technology to change user roles, track user activities, create reports on those activities, and implement policies on an ongoing basis. These systems are designed to control user access throughout the enterprise and ensure compliance with corporate policies and government regulations.