Domain 5

Identity & Access Management

Before one can begin a comprehensive overview of the identity and access management domain, it is important to have an understanding of some key concepts that will be important throughout the chapter. These concepts form the basis for understanding how access management works, why it is a key security discipline, and how each individual component to be discussed in this chapter relates to the overall access management universe. The most fundamental and significant concept to master is a precise definition of what is meant by the term “access control.” For the rest of this chapter and throughout this book, ...

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