Last year at RSA Conference USA, Microsoft announced availability of Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007, which joined user provisioning and certificate & smartcard management in a single integrated offering. For far too long, the industry has treated two related functions – identity management & strong authentication – as fundamentally dissimilar things. This despite the fact that customers have stressed that they are not! Both functions are connected by Identity and its related workflows – the act of provisioning a user identity is deeply connected with issuing a certificate or a smartcard to that Identity. ILM 2007 sought to address this very need.
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