Abbreviation/Term Description
ACL Access Control List
Account Geneous Server Means the Account Geneous central software to be installed on one existing server. It does not require its own additional hardware.
Account Geneous Agent Means the Account Geneous component software which connects to the managed servers/applications. It does not require its own additional hardware.
Account Geneous User Is an administrator using Account Geneous.
Active Directory A Microsoft technology, part of Active Platform, that enables applications to find, use and manage directory resources (such as user names, network printers and permissions) in a distributed computing environment. Active Directory is a component of Microsoft Windows Open Services Architecture (WOSA).
ADSync The Active Directory Synchronization tool, or ADSync, provides the ability to register a user directly in one system and create the users' accounts automatically in another system as a unified operation from the Active Directory Users and Computers Console.
Agent Is a service running on a server to process account changes
Authentication Generally follows identification. The process of establishing that the user is indeed that user and has a right to use the system. The user supplies or generates authentication information that corroborates the binding between the person and the identifier.
Bulk Creation Is the ability to create multiple accounts by taking a basic existing account and copying as many times as necessary and then completing user name, password, userid and comment field (if required)
Connector Is a module to connect to a data repository e.g. database or directory.
EAM Enterprise Access Management. Provides a single, unified framework that enables an organization to manage external users’ access.
EUA Enterprise User Administration – abbreviation. Another term for aspects of Identity Management.
IdM Identity Management - abbreviation
IAM Identity & Access Management - abbreviation
Identification The user claims an identity, usually by supplying a user ID or user name to the security system.
Identity Grid A coordinated network of services for accessing, transporting, sharing and managing identity data across and between organizations and applications.
Identity Management Is a general term and encompasses technologies including password management (synchronisation and self reset), user provisioning and access management. Enables and maintains user access to network resources. This includes the creation of the user entity (functionality typically found in a human resource applications), authorization and permissions (SSO and password management functionality), and a single point of administration for de/provisioning accounts (as in provisioning).
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDIF LDAP Directory Interchange Format
MetaDirectory A centralized service that stores and integrates identity information from multiple directories in an organization providing a unified view. A metadirectory solves important business issues that result from having information stored in multiple, disparate data repositories throughout an organization.
OID Oracle Internet Directory
Password Synchronisation Password Synchronisation propagates changes (synchronizes) all passwords to the same value across multiple platforms and applications. a.k.a. password synchronization, password sync, password synch, etc.
Provisioning Is a general term usually meaning the ability to control users - including adding users, revoking, resuming and deleting. Access control and definition by roles and rules together with the ability to use templates and bulk creation are all part of a good provisioning tool.
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service
RBAC Role Based Access Control. Also Rule Based Access Control
ROI Return on Investment
Self-Learning First application login when user first enters user name and password.
Self-Service Password Reset Identity verification questions and answers mechanisms as in challenge-response identity verification. Themanagement of a single password reduced the likelihood of discovery thus improving security.
Service/Interface Is an Account Geneous link between the HR or other subscriber database and Account Geneous/registration desk. This service acts as a control in order that new accounts are created with minimum/basic subscriber data to ensure account creation consistency between HR and user account management. A permanent link is then established from that moment between HR and the user account management. Fields changed in HR for a particular subscriber will be propagated to the appropriate fields in the user accounts managed by Account Geneous.
Subscriber Is the Account Geneous view of an individual users identity. It is usually the master source for the users information throughout the AG system.
Templates Are pre-defined account creation models that only require completion by adding user name, password, userid and comment field (if required). Mainly used for creations for the same departments and/or personnel with same/similar roles. Templates may be amended on a case-by-case basis for the individual creation by adding or removal of template fields.
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