This chapter provided an introduction to identity and access management for IoT devices. The identity lifecycle was reviewed and a discussion on infrastructure components required for provisioning authentication credentials was provided, with a heavy focus on PKI. There was a look at different types of authentication credentials and a discussion on new approaches to providing authorization and access control for IoT devices was also provided.
In the next chapter, we visit the complex ecosystem in which IoT privacy concerns need to be addressed and mitigated. Security controls, such as effective identity and access management discussed in this chapter, represent only one element of the IoT privacy challenge.