Chapter 5: Controlling Access and Managing Identity
Well, well, well… look who we have here. It's you! Not to mention the thirst for knowledge about controlling access and managing identity that you brought along. That's so great, and quite a coincidence, as this chapter actually covers those topics.
Identity and Access Management, or IAM, helps with understanding both the people and the automated services that are doing all of the CRUD (short for Creating, Reading, Updating, and Deleting) in your estate. That sounds important because it is important. How else can you ensure an entity is actually the approved user they claim to be?
Also, based on previous chapters, we have described certain levels of permission based on various aspects of privacy and confidentiality, but how is it that we can enforce those rules in an automated way in our digital environment? How do you walk the tightrope of the right amount of access? Too much access for your users and you...