IDPro® Body of Knowledge Volume 1

The Body of Knowledge (BoK) is a compendium of curated articles intended to form the basis of a robust learning and certification program for identity and access management practitioners. For more information on the submission and review process, please see our Submissions page.

To offer feedback on any of the articles in the Body of Knowledge, please submit your comments in our GitHub repository.

A consolidated PDF of all current versions of articles published through October 2023 is available for download here. Viewing this file via Adobe Acrobat will provide a sidebar of bookmarks that serves as a Table of Contents for the document.

BoK Interactive Map

The BoK interactive map shows Body of Knowledge usage (downloads) by country from 2020 through May 2024.

  • The circles indicate an area where downloads have occurred.
  • Blue circles are a single country.
  • Size is scaled up by usage.
  • Clicking on these will show quarter-by-quarter usage.
  • Green and Yellow circles indicate the number of countries included.
  • Click or Zoom in further to see country-level detail.
  • Data is from our hosting platform, Janeway.

From the Editor


Consumer / Citizen IAM

Workforce IAM

Standards, Regulations, and Laws

IAM Architecture and Solutions

Access Control

Digital Identity

Non-Human Entities

Project Management

Operational Considerations

Other Body of Knowledge Publications and Components

Table of Contents

This document is the work draft of the table of contents for the entire Body of Knowledge. As you can see there are many topics we want to cover and could use your help to do so!

Annotated Bibliography

This document is intended as a way to convey some of the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of the members of IDPro. It is in the form of an annotated bibliography, where the references may be books, articles, or any other form of knowledge transfer.

Program Charter

This document is the charter for the Body of Knowledge. Designed to last through the lifetime of IDPro, the BoK aims to create and maintain a sustainable learning resource for identity professionals and support the CIDPRO program by which identity professionals may certify their knowledge and experience.

Want to contribute to the IDPro Body of Knowledge?

Please use the below form to let us know about your proposed contribution. We will be pleased to consider your input if relevant: