3.2 Understanding Auditing, Reporting, and Compliance

Without Identity Manager, provisioning users can be a tedious, time-consuming, and costly effort. Then you must verify that your provisioning activities have complied with your organization’s policies, requirements, and regulations. Do the right people have access to the right resources? Do you ensure that unauthorized people are shut out of those same resources? Does the employee who started yesterday have access to the network, email, and the other systems required for the job? Has the access been canceled for the employee who left last week?

With Identity Manager, you can relax in your knowledge that all of your user provisioning activities, past and present, are being tracked and logged for auditing purposes. By querying the Identity Information Warehouse, you can retrieve all of the information you need to ensure that your organization is in full compliance with relevant business laws and regulations.

Identity Manager contains predefined reports that let you perform queries against the Identity Information Warehouse to demonstrate compliance for business, IT, and corporate policies. You can also create custom reports if the predefined reports do not meet your needs.