Identity sprawl – too many usernames and too many passwords – has never been as big a concern as it is today: More devices are being brought into the enterprise, more people are working remotely and using their own devices, and more users continue to access on-premises and cloud data stores.
An enterprise issue since at least 2014, identity sprawl refers to users with multiple identities needing to be managed in different systems and directories. The old saying, “There’s an app for that,” also means there’s an identity and a password for that – creating greater difficulty in managing who has access to what. The Internet of Things (IoT) has added to the identity sprawl problem by orders of magnitude.
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