Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Business Administrator's Guide

About Identity Auditing

Identity Manager defines auditing as the systematic capture, analysis, and response to identity data across an enterprise to ensure compliance with internal and external policies and regulations.

Compliance with accounting and data privacy legislation is not a simple task. Identity Manager’s auditing features offer a flexible approach, allowing you to implement a compliance solution that works for your enterprise.

In most environments, different groups are involved with compliance: internal and external auditing teams (for whom auditing is the primary focus); and non-auditing staff (who may see auditing as a distraction). IT often is involved with compliance as well, helping transition internal auditing team requirements to a chosen solution’s implementation. The key to successfully implementing an auditing solution is in accurately capturing the knowledge, controls, and processes of non-auditing staff, and then automating the application of that information.