AWS Identity & Access Management vs. Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Identity & Access Management
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables users to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM, users can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.N/A
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Forefront Identity Manager is a Microsoft's legacy identity management solution. In 2016 Microsoft released Microsoft Identity Manager, an updated IAM solution. Support for Forefront Identity Manager ended October 2017.N/A
Pricing
AWS Identity & Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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AWS Identity & Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
AWS Identity & Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
AWS Identity & Access Management
6.3
1 Ratings
24% below category average
Forefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
ID-Management Access Control9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ID Management Workflow Automation2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
ID Risk Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS Identity & Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS Identity & Access ManagementForefront Identity Manager (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
AWS Identity & Access Management is well suited to managing AWS application access between services. Very helpful for both third-party products and in-house developed software. Very happy with how easy it is to create access keys and then share them in our environment. AWS IAM can also be used to manage individual users, but I highly recommend using AWS SSO for that purpose instead. Much easier to deploy for console access and from a security side easier to turn off in one click from your SSO provider.
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Microsoft
I think that MIM is great for compliance since it reduces the number of logins that are required by users. Most offices have post-it notes with logins floating around because there are so many to remember or there are "shared" logins. This reduces the number of logins to 1 and you can easily revoke access in one fell swoop. This prevents gaps and holes with terminations and updates to select groups are super simple.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Customized access per key to limit scope
  • Safely distributes access keys
  • Provides access audits
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Microsoft
  • Authentication
  • Security
  • Identity Management
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Better integration with roles and policies so you don't need three windows open to create a new IAM user
  • Display recommended configurations based on services being used
  • Easier options to base config on existing users
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Microsoft
  • For Windows Server 2008 R2 Servers is a great tool to set a codeless provisioning over new objects.
  • Can easily integrate with Active Directory and Exchange Servers, improving the identity sync between the final user and the lifecycle management.
  • Improvements in the areas of performance, simplified deployment easing the troubleshooting tasks, better documentation knowledge base, and more language support.
  • The codeless provisioning provided in FIM can sustain a variety from high demand to mid-size scenarios for account lifecycle management.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
We would be unable to manage the interconnected nature of our AWS services without AWS IAM.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
While we do not use Microsoft Azure for our servers and other customer-facing services. If we did, we would have to use Microsoft Azure Active Directory to manage access to services appropriately. It's difficult to quantify the differences between the services as they are truly different. I would recommend choosing AWS or Azure, then using the identity management provided by the same vendor.
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Microsoft
It is Microsoft. We are a Microsoft shop, primarily. It integrates deeply with Active Directory making it good for Microsoft Active Directory shops.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Without IAM, it would be difficult to use AWS across services. Increased ROI
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Microsoft
  • We see a positive impact simply in the time savings alone. Chasing accounts around is time-consuming and prone to error.
  • The cost to us is negligible to the value it provides.
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