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:
Creating and maintaining the Identity Manager environment. For more information, see Section 2.0, Creating and Maintaining Your Identity Manager Environment.
Monitoring the Identity Manager environment, including the ability to audit and report user provisioning activities. You can then demonstrate compliance with business, IT, and corporate policies. For more information, see Section 3.0, Managing Data in the Identity Manager Environment.
Managing user provisioning activities, such as roles, attestation, and self-service for individual users. For more information, see Section 4.0, Provisioning Users for Secure Access.
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.