Identity management glossary – more key terms explained

What is FIDO2? What is ECMA2?  What is Microsoft Entra Cloud Sync? What is Microsoft Entra hybrid join? These are just some of the new entries that have just been added to our hugely popular glossary of terms in identity management.

Compiled by our expert team of identity consultants and instructors, our glossary provides brief explanations about products and terms regularly encountered in identity management, plus links to other useful resources.

Top 5 most popular glossary entries

  1. What is MIM?
  2. What is Microsoft Entra Connect?
  3. MIM, FIM and ILM compared
  4. What is conditional access?
  5. What is GRC?

New glossary entries – from FIDO2 to ECMA2

Our What is FIDO2″ glossary entry has been written for us by identity expert and trainer John Craddock who presented a webinar for us about Fast IDentity Online in early 2020. Watch it now. 

What is ECMA2? ECMA2 stands for Extensible Connectivity Management Agent. Essentially it’s a connector in an identity management system that enables communication with every identity store in your organization. (Have a look at the other entries in the glossary on MIM-related things.)

Other new and recent additions include:

The glossary entries below describe features within Microsoft Entra Connect. Read on and you’ll see just how much Microsoft Entra Connect can do! And why not test your Microsoft Entra Connect knowledge in our multiple-choice quiz? Can you beat the current average score of 45%?

Microsoft Entra Connect Quiz
Have a go! Can you do better than the average score of 47%?

Blinded by TLAs? Can’t tell your DL from your DLL? Don’t miss our list of commonly used identity acronyms.

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