Do I really need Role Management? Yes you do (aka I pity the fool that don’t have Role Management)!

Enterprise role management is a critical technology for allowing organizations to verify and enforce regulatory mandates and to audit the effectiveness of user access policies. Role management facilitates business and IT policy alignment by helping you translate business policy into technical IT controls such as separation-of-duty rules. With reporting and identity analytics capabilities, you have easy access to a variety of audit data and compliance metrics.

Role management is a critical component in addressing governance and compliance requirements for user access to mission-critical applications and data. Roles support compliance by aligning access privileges to user job functions within the organization and by providing business context to lower-level entitlements and permissions, which need to be reviewed by business managers and compliance staff.

Role lifecycle management must let you create, enforce, and verify role-based access across enterprise applications. Aggregating user access privileges under roles lets you improve entitlement management and ensure that access rights adhere to business and regulatory policies. Ensuring adherence to these policies requires that business managers and auditors review and certify that user access privileges are appropriate within the organization. Role Management should enable you to identify policy violations and inappropriate access and take corrective actions when necessary.