Privileged Account Management

A standard part of the application installation process -- be it an operating system, database or other application platform -- is the creation of privileged accounts. Similar to Unix's root and Windows' administrator accounts, privileged accounts are required for platforms to function and are frequently used by system administrators to do their jobs, granting special privileges that average users don't need, and that even administrators need only from time to time when making major changes. Privileged accounts, however, have no accountability, as they do not belong to real users and are commonly shared by many people.

Novell Privileged User Manager