Overview#Privileged Account are valid Digital Identities used to gain access to Applications or Operating System.
Privileged Account are the subjects of Privileged Account Management systems.
Privileged Account provide elevated, often non-restrictive Access Control to the underlying platform that non-privileged user accounts would not have access too.
We use the term Privileged Account interchangeably, but here are the most common Privileged Account found across most Organizational Entity's environment(s):
- Local Administrative Accounts - These non-personal accounts provide administrative access to the Local device. (root or Microsoft Windows Local Administrative Accounts)
- Domain Administrative Accounts - These accounts give privileged administrative access across a Security Domain
- Emergency Accounts - These provide unprivileged users with administrative access to secure systems in an emergency
- Service Accounts or Application Accounts- These can be privileged local or Security Domain accounts that are used by an application