NexGen Identity Management, an on-prem solution designed
for large organizations with complex multi-sourced datasets.
Better Decisions,Better Results
NIM’s unique approach to “Data-Driven Decision Making” empowers IT departments to design and manage their user provisioning processes without scripts or costly consultancy services.
While straightforward configuration is paramount, visibility is key to easy management. What is visibility? The ability to see Current, Future, and Historical actions/attributes from all source and target systems in a single view from a group level down to an individual user account.
For over 20 years, Tools4ever has focused on providing industry-leading identity management solutions for small to medium-sized organizations. Inspired by your feedback, we are excited to announce the addition of NIM to our provisioning software portfolio. NIM, Tools4ever’s next-generation identity management platform, was designed to support large organizations with complex multi-source data sets optimized for performance and easy self-management.
This quick guide will help explain how NIM can maximize user efficiency, increase the organization’s security, and free up IT resources. Lifecycle management or user provisioning is the process of creating, editing, and disabling user accounts in an organization. It can be done manually, or the process could be automated using specialized software like NIM. Automating the provisioning process aims to increase security, reduce errors and allow IT to concentrate on more impactful projects. The most common use case for user provisioning or onboarding is when a new person joins the organization. They will need an email address and access to specific resources, depending on their role. These resources can be spread across multiple platforms, both internally and externally. Additionally, user updates and offboarding are vital security concerns. For example, when an employee changes roles or leaves an organization, IT departments need to manually adjust or remove permissions. An automated system reduces these security concerns when a properly configured Role-Based-Access-Control (RBAC) solution, such as NIM, is implemented.
Manual user provisioning is tedious and time-consuming. You have to wait for someone to complete all the forms and answer all the questions before you can create their login credentials and set permissions in multiple systems. Not only do you have to wait, but you also have to remember to notify HR and managers of the new accounts so they can properly onboard the new employee. If you’re looking for a solution that will automate the entire process, look no further than NIM. NIM streamlines the process by allowing you to quickly create new users and assign them the right permissions. As a result, what used to take days can now be achieved within minutes. NIM is particularly easy to set up in your organization thanks to no scripting knowledge needed and its out-of-the-box source and target connectors, such as Active Directory, Microsoft Azure AD, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Office 365, and others.
Enjoy NIM’s unparalleled performance! With NIM's optimized provisioning engine, targeted data mapping profiles, and advanced scheduling, user lifecycle management takes minutes instead of days. No matter the number of users or systems. Easy to configure lifecycle processes to automate user provisioning directly to a target system or export files allowing for quick imports. Flexibility, Performance and Unlimited Systems are key factors why NIM is today's NexGen Identity Management.
Not all systems are the same, so don't be limited by only a few data collections a day. With NIM's advanced scheduling, you can control when data is collected at an individual system level. Reduce the time between data collections by focusing on the systems with more frequent data updates. This works perfectly when data frequently changes in a few systems but less frequently in others. If the less frequent systems require more time to synchronize data, it could affect how often you synchronize your more frequently changing systems. You can always focus on your most important systems by granularly adjusting the synchronization times per system.
NIM’s detailed evaluation feature allows for real-time impact analysis that answers the common questions of "Who, What, Where, Why, and When" before any user provisioning action is committed. For example, would you like to see what effect your new role model will have on the organization before activating it? Simply run an impact analysis and see who is added and removed from what group across all systems. In addition, NIM provides detailed enforcement reports and logs after every action, giving you the data visibility required for audits.
Well-thought-out "Roles" are key to identity management. With NIM's Role Modeling feature, you can easily collect data from all your systems to analyze or Role Mine your current group and user configuration. Role Mining and analysis can be quickly turned into Role Generation to create thousands of business roles in minutes. NIM has the power to run a detailed analysis of Users, Groups, and Roles across all your systems with a single click of a button.
What separates NIM from other provisioning solutions? Data Aggregation and Visibility! Although provisioning is the goal, data is king. With NIM's unique multi-source and target data aggregation features, data from multiple systems can now be viewed and utilized for provisioning, rostering, and basic exports. Simply use NIM's advanced filtering feature to combine data from multiple systems to generate custom exports to import into 3rd party systems. NIM is OneRoster v1.1 certified, making educational exports a snap.
Data come in all types of formats. NIM easily manages this by asynchronously collecting all data from any number of systems and then loading it in memory for easy internal access and increased performance. In addition, historical collection data is readily available for delta comparisons. NIM's internal historical data management allows for simple rollbacks if the situation requires it.
When organizations manually create or manage user accounts, Human Error can easily and unknowingly occur. For example, this could result in too much or too little access permission or misspellings. In addition, a common practice by many IT departments is to keep an employee's username and email address the same across all systems when possible. This is achievable by utilizing NIM's data uniqueness check capabilities.
The NIM data model and architecture are completely open. This makes NIM extremely flexible, allowing NIM to be configured to meet more of your organization's identity management requirements. As a result, NIM can integrate easily into your existing infrastructure.
Highly customizable and secure apps that leverage NIM's rich data and streamlined processes allow organizations to provide end users with a simplified web app. Apps are easily configured to meet the need of your over-taxed Helpdesk by reducing repetitive work. Have a phone number change that needs to be propagated to three systems? Build an app that does that in one single interface. Have a secretary that needs to provide temporary access to a folder? Build an app that only the secretary (security group) can access and allow NIM to handle the backend processing of the group management.
NIM is an on-premise tool that provides enterprise-level user provisioning capabilities for organizations looking for a flexible solution. With NIM, you can provision users in a matter of minutes and track changes throughout the entire process. As a specialized user provisioning tool for enterprises, it is optimized for performance and easy self-management for any size organization with complex multi-system environments, including multiple data sources and targets.