What is metedata? describing metadata and basic application of metadata
Metadata can be very useful in managing identities, knowing the context of users is critical for IDM initiatives (e.g. authorization) leveraging existing policy, groups, and roles means a more consistent enforcement of business logic and better security across your organization.
In this case metadata refers to how the system currently defines a user, I like to refer to this information as context. Why? because the metadata allows me to see the context in which the user operates - what the actor does inside the system.
Understanding your metadata means you can leverage it, as always "knowledge is power"...
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