I Introduction

NetIQ Identity Manager helps you build an intelligent identity management framework to service your enterprise—both inside the firewall and into the cloud. Identity Manager centralizes the administration of user access and ensures that every user has one identity from your physical and virtual networks to the cloud.

In general, you can group the components that comprise Identity Manager into the following functions:

This section introduces you to the Identity Manager components that help you perform these activities. With this knowledge, you can begin planning to install the product. For a view of how these components interconnect, see Section 1.0, Overview of the Components of Identity Manager.