Privileged Account Management


Privileged Account Management is the Identity Management of Privileged Identities

A standard part of the application installation process -- be it an Operating System, database or other application platform -- is the creation of Privileged Identities.

Similar to Unix's root and Windows' Local Administrative Accounts, Privileged Identities 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 Identities, however, have no accountability, as they do not belong to a Natural Person and are commonly shared by many people.

Novell Privileged User Manager is one of many products that are specific to Privileged Account Management

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