Managing facilities of electronic identities, Identification & Access Management (IAM) system is a framework for business processes. To enterprise security and regulatory compliance, Identification & Access Management is designed to support people centric approach.
Not only does IAM deliver role-based access to the right people at the right time, but also this enterprise system can find anomalies and security gaps. Therefore organization can proactively fix vulnerabilities and prevent malicious activities. Single sign-on is a subset of IAM concept.
Single sign-on (SSO) is a session and user authentication service that permits a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g., name and password) to access multiple applications. The service authenticates the end user for all the applications the user has been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when the user switches applications during the same session. On the back end, SSO is helpful for logging user activities as well as monitoring user accounts.