Account Lifecycle Management programs have transformed since the pandemic, and we heard from IT thought leaders and real users that they must make great strides to increase Active Directory (AD) security and efficiency to handle the digital transformation, rapid change and increased threats. To that end, this paper shares 10 best practices to manage and secure AD that are recently gathered from organizations worldwide.
Notably, most Identity and Access Management (IAM) programs have a foundation in Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD (AAD). However, as IAM environments evolve and move to the cloud, modernize and include governance features, IT managers are challenged with security and efficiency gaps in native AD. As such, these IT managers seek solutions that augment the capabilities of AD/AAD. If that describes you – seeking a better way to manage AD – then the best practices in this whitepaper will help you achieve critical improvements. Authored by IT Central Station, this paper documents input from IT leaders at global organization who shared their independent, unfiltered product reviews from actual real-world users of One Identity Active Roles.
Some of the successful strategies shared by IT leaders include:
- Increase efficiency by unifying the identity security platform – managing multiple systems in one place.
As George Washington University Sr. Business Analyst said, “The flexibility and the extensibility of Active Roles allowed us to achieve far more efficiencies than we ever expected. Active Roles also gives you a single pane of glass to manage AD and Azure AD. One of the things that we really like is that we can get to everything from Active Roles if we need to.”
- Increase security by using policies and template for improved role-based control and using Dynamic Groups to reduce risk and automate updates.
“The Active Roles solution most definitely reduces risk for our organization. By avoiding changes to the native Active Directory security, and the fact that there is role-based access control to manage Active Directory itself through the application, there has been a dramatic reduction in risk,” said the IT Security Manager at a leading manufacturing company.
If your organization is attempting to define a workable approach to securing and managing hybrid AD, the ITCS paper will help as it explores these emerging best practices. The 10 strategies emerge from the experiences of real Active Roles users, who defined how they improved security of their AD environments and enhanced their team’s efficiency throughout the lifecycle of AD/AAD accounts and identities. Download the paper to read details.