IGA - Identity Governance and Admin Home Cybersecurity Dictionary IGA - Identity Governance and Admin IGA is a component of an Identity Access Management (IAM) program that ensures only the right users are getting access to the right applications at the right time. IGA tools manage digital identity and access rights across multiple systems. The more heterogeneous the environment in terms of applications and systems, the more complicated the challenge is for identity governance and administration. Hence, there is often a need to procure an IGA tool to simplify identity management and help demonstrate compliance with regulations related to identity management as applicable. Common functions of IGA include identity lifecycle and entitlement management (to keep track of the current role of each user and which applications they should have access to), automated workflows to manage access rights (to ensure necessary approvals are efficiently obtained for new service access requests), provisioning (to propagate changes initiated by the IGA tool to all the systems impacted), and auditing and reporting (to demonstrate the veracity of all the items above). Related TermsIAM - Identity and Access ManagementPAM - Privileged Access ManagementSSO - Single Sign On2FA (2-factor authentication) and MFA (multi-factor authentication) Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD November 06, 2019 IDM Assessment Service Brief Optiv’s IDM Assessment offerings align programs and deployments with business goals and best practices. See Details Read more about IDM Assessment Service Brief VIDEO January 26, 2018 Optiv Leadership Perspective – IDM as a Foundation for Security and Business Enablement Bryan Wiese, Optiv’s Division Vice President and General Manager of Global Advisory Services discusses the importance of identity and data management ... See Details Read more about Optiv Leadership Perspective – IDM as a Foundation for Security and Business Enablement How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.