An Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) association is an entry that you create in an EIM domain to define a relationship between user identities in different user registries. The type of association that you create determines whether the defined relationship is direct or indirect.
You can create one of two types of associations in EIM: identifier associations and policy associations. You can use policy associations instead of, or in combination with, identifier associations. How you use associations depends on your overall EIM implementation plan.
To learn more about working with associations, review the following information: