1. Administrative tools used to distinguish and recognize individuals within a system. – 2. Computing · Software controls that identify users and that restrict resources users can access and actions they can take within the system.
Identity management in a nontechnical environment can be based on birth certificates, passports, or driver’s licenses. – Identity management on a single system may be as simple as manually assigned user IDs and passwords. To promote e-commerce, global, interoperable standards for identity management are being proposed by several organizations and corporations.