Enterprises today depend on a range of user directories to manage users. For example, Active Directory (AD) is the main user directory in a Windows-dominated network, and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is mostly preferred for Linux systems. Apart from the primary directories, there might also be an internal directory or other types of user directories in place to manage diverse user accounts. Employing multiple directories not only makes user administration difficult but also increases management overhead.
Access Manager Plus enables administrators to seamlessly integrate users and facilitate their authentication, authorization, and access—all from a single point of control. Access Manager Plus’ user management module:
Administrators can either add users to Access Manager Plus manually or import them from CSVs, TXT files, or user directories.
Leveraging the directory setup saves a substantial amount of time in the onboarding process by enabling quick user import and authentication. The user database in Access Manager Plus constantly synchronizes with the directory and is automatically updated whenever users are added to or removed from it.
Access Manager Plus helps organizations adopt a well-defined two-factor authentication architecture by integrating with various tools available in the market for primary and secondary factors of authentication.
After defining the authentication mechanism for users, administrators can authorize them by defining their access scopes or privileges, thereby granting or denying them permission to access a resource.
Integrating Access Manager Plus with AD, LDAP, or Azure AD helps with importing user groups directly from the directory with the same hierarchical structure. Administrators can also combine users into custom user groups based on the resources they can access; their role, permissions, team, or department; or other functionalities. With user groups, administrators can quickly set preferences and assign functions for users in bulk.
With the rising number of IT assets and applications available to users at their fingertips, it’s increasingly important for administrators to define role-based controls for users and provision access to various IT resources based on need. Apart from the two predefined user roles, i.e., Administrator and Standard User, Access Manager Plus enables administrators to create custom roles from scratch, specifying the desired permissions for each role, and then assign them to users or user groups.