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RSA IDENTITY GOVERNANCE AND LIFECYCLE: ROLE MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

This white paper provides an overview of the Role Management lifecycle, within the Identity and Access Management domain. It explores a detailed set of best practices, recommended specific approaches that practitioners can take to improve the success and value of a roles project.

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Effective role definition, deployment and management requires a delicate orchestration of business and technical data that create benefits across the spectrum of access governance activity from certification to access request. The constant measurement of role management benefits is necessary for the promotion and adoption of role management across the enterprise. Because participant feedback is of utmost importance in tailoring the role management strategy, the project should be done in focused and manageable phases. This also controls the risk to the overall access governance operations in place. Roles management creates operational efficiency for organizations and indicates access governance maturity, but demands feedback and strategy for active promotion and adoption across the enterprise. 

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