Best Practices for Implementation of Identity & Access Management

The task of implementing an Identity & Access Management Program can seem daunting, but it is not impossible.

These best practices are presented in the form of a high-level roadmap guiding you from highlighting consensus building across the organization, project planning, to getting a solution implemented.

This paper ultimately allows you to maintain your Identity & Access Management Program and align it with regulatory compliance and audit needs.

The goal of this document is to provide the reader with best practices for a successful AIM program.

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Table of Contents

Starting at the end… find your pain points

Begin the journey to governance by looking at the pain points you face today

Developing a sales pitch

Identity Management implementations appear destined to fail, let’s meet your steering committee

Meeting regulations and setting priorities… getting funding

IT security IAM projects seem to be an Oxymoron for ROI, how do we find true value

Don’t blame your IAM vendor or your implementer

Developing a strategic phased approach will require you to do a gut check on your data, procedures and current application provisioning strategy…. also start staffing your IAM team

The checklist for vendor selection

How to get ready for the power point invasion… but you may get a free lunch!

Vendor Selection

No jokes here, just solid advice on ensuring you buy only what you can implement this year

Implementation Planning

Roll up your sleeves and don’t get started… unless you have an internal support team and you met your PMO/SDLC’s pre-requisites

Implementation Execution

Executing your plan within a changing environment

Transition to Support

Ensuring all the promised functionality was delivered along with the “non-negotiable” As-Built

Access Recertification & Entitlement Review

Leveraging automation to ensure regulatory compliance and easy audits