User provisioning, or user account provisioning, is a vital part of providing workers access to all the applications, documents, and other data they need to do their jobs. IAM managers know that provisioning done poorly creates problems with employee onboarding and offboarding, thus straining relationships between departments and adding unnecessary stress across an organization. Employees are frustrated when they don't have the access they need. Governance, risk, security, and compliance teams are frustrated when employees have too much access or access they don't need or, worse, when poor offboarding doesn't remove access for someone who has left the organization.
More important, though, is the risk that sloppy, inconsistent, and insecure user provisioning can pose for your business and its systems and data.
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