Managing Enterprise Identity Mapping identifiers

Use this information to learn how to create and manage Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) identifiers for a domain.

Creating and using EIM identifiers that represent the users in your network can be very useful for helping you track which person owns a particular user identity. Users within the enterprise are nearly always changing, with some coming, some going, and others moving between areas. These changes add to the ongoing administrative problem of keeping track of users' identities and passwords for systems and applications in the network. Additionally, password management takes a large amount of time in an enterprise. By creating Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) identifiers and associating them with the user identities for each user, you can make the process of tracking who owns a particular user identity. Doing so can also make password management much easier.

Implementing a single sign-on environment makes the process of managing user identities easier for users as well , especially when they move to another department or area within the enterprise. Single sign-on enablement can eliminate the need for these users to remember new user names and passwords for new systems.

Note: How you create and use EIM identifiers depends on the needs of your organization. To learn more, review Developing an EIM identifier naming plan.

You can manage EIM identifiers for any EIM domain that is available under the Domain Management folder. You can perform any of the following tasks to manage the EIM identifiers in an EIM domain: