Essential 5-Step Guide to Mature Identity Governance

Discover a streamlined 5-step approach for effective lightweight identity governance without the need for extensive IGA suites.

Are you searching for a streamlined and cost-effective method to manage user access without the intricacies of a full-scale Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) suite? 

Our team of identity governance experts has meticulously crafted a 5-step strategy tailored to empower you in achieving optimal control efficiently.

Here’s your comprehensive guide to improving identity governance without straining your budget.

Step 1: Evaluate Architecture and Integrations

Initiate the process by meticulously reviewing your essential systems and identity sources. Identify critical integrations that play a pivotal role in your operations. Explore our extensive list of integrations at Elimity Integrations to ensure comprehensive coverage.

💡 Use Elimity's list of integrations as inspiration💡

Step 2: Define Crucial Data Questions

Pinpoint and define the key questions revolving around user access and permissions. Draw insights from our customers' experiences to refine and tailor your queries to your organisation's specific needs.

❓ Which leavers still have accounts lying around?

❓ Who has administrator rights on your critical servers?

❓ How many active user accounts have never logged in?

❓ Which people can both submit and approve contracts?

❓ Who can access privacy-sensitive employee data?

❓ Which guest accounts exist?

💡 Here you have access to a list of IAM data questions 💡

Step 3: Assess Your Current Approach

Perform a thorough evaluation of your existing methods for addressing these crucial questions. Understand how your current approach impacts both your cybersecurity and operational efficiency.

Still using Excel spreadsheet to review access? 

Step 4: Apply the Data-Driven Approach

Implement a systematic data-driven method— Collect, Understand, Act, and Monitor—to streamline your Identity and Access Management (IAM) processes. Visualize the structured approach using our comprehensive depiction of the data-driven IAM model across four crucial steps.



Step 5: Track Progress with IAM KPIs

Establish clear Identity and Access Management (IAM) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress and success. Explore our Elimity IAM KPI Guide, offering invaluable insights and best practices for defining and tracking KPIs in IAM.


KPI-Driven Approach to IAM

Identifying 'Identity and Access' inefficiencies or gaps remain a challenge for organisations with numerous applications and valuable data.

Our guide walks you through everything you need to start using KPIs to improve IAM effectiveness.


Embarking on the journey toward effective lightweight identity governance, these five steps offer a roadmap to create a more controlled and efficient access management system without the need for substantial investments.

Empower your identity governance journey today with these actionable steps designed to optimize your IAM approach.

[Webinar] How to Achieve Mature Access Governance Within Days

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Join Elimity's Webinar on January 31st, 2024!

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What to Expect? 

In this session, Elimity CEO, Maarten Decat, will give an overview of the essentials of user access governance and will showcase how this approach is successfully applied in practice by industry leaders such as Securitas, the Belgian Railroads and Federale Assurances.


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