A look over various user management methods.
User management describes the ability for administrators to manage user access to various IT resources like systems, devices, applications, storage systems, networks, SaaS services, and more.
Its is not a very new or complex like topic, infact most of us use it very oftenly. Mostly all of uses has a password to our PC so that only we can have access to the PC. Also some PC have different accounts like administrator and guest, the administrator has full access our the system while the guest can only perform basic commands, it requires permission of administrator to perform certain tasks like installing or uninstalling some programs, to delete or to manage user accounts. These all are types of user management.
But how to manage the users on a server providing a particular service whose URL is public??
→ there are a lot of ways like providing login ID and passwords, mail verification, otp verification, creating a private domain, also there are some advanced techniques like face recognition and fingerprint recognition. So lets have a look at some of them breifly.
Mail verification is a very common method used for verification of user. In this method the Service is allowed only to some selected mail accounts. Say if we are using some website and it has restricted access to a selected mail accounts, if I am trying to access this website through my browser which is signed in to one of the selected mail accounts then I would be allowed access to the website or else it will not, it may show some error message like “you require permission to access this site”.
Creating a private domain is an extension of mail verification method. When the number of users to be allowed is more, instead of selecting every users private mail account, a new private domain is created and only accounts on this private domain are allowed access to the service. (for example:- email@example.com)
This site was designed to allow only users with @walchandsangli.ac.in domain. So it didn’t open with other mail IDs.
Using such various types of user management we can keep our data private and confidential, also it reduces load on server by denying access to unauthorized user and thereby decreasing no of individual connected to the server.