Identity Management in Cloud Security

On February 17, 2022

Identity management defines the authenticity and accessibility and identifies individual users or groups of users by associating rights and restrictions with the specific identity. Identity management also includes authentication of users and regulates access for that user. Furthermore, ID management ensures that a user has access to systems and also sets the access level and permissions a user will need.

As per Gartner, Identity and access management provides security rules with rights for individuals to access resources for the right time and right reasons.

Identity Management for Cloud Features :

  • Centralize Access control interface
  • Enhanced Security
  • Resource Level Access controls
  • Password Policy
  • Multi Factor Authentication
  • Integration of Active Directory with Cloud Identity providers
  • Federated or SAML/SSO Access for Cloud Service providers
  • Token based & Time-based Access controls.

The administration gets a full report of permissions, authorizations, delegations etc. automatically. Cloud security in Identity Access Management lets you focus on your business policies and makes compliance easy. User activities can be monitored by the Monitoring services of Cloud.

Most of the Cloud Identity and Access management are free of cost for management and account accessibility.

Cloud security has Access Control which has policies that restricts access through specific IP addresses and browsers. A specified time can be given to prevent access. Password rotation also can be set up & managed by IAM of Cloud.

ProviderCloud Identity System
Amazon Web ServicesAWS IAM
Microsoft AzureAzure Active Directory B2C
Google Compute CloudCloud Identity
IBM CloudCloud IAM