Active Directory management (AD Mgmt) is how savvy organizations automate identity workflows, secure user access, and bring efficiency and governance to the management of identities and accounts across vast enterprises. Due to the broad use of Active Directory (AD) and Azure AD, it is a primary and easy target of threat actors. Therefore, optimally deploying and managing AD is critical to reduce risk within organizations.
Active Directory management provides identity governance and administration capabilities to your entire enterprise, regardless if the resources are on-premises applications, Azure-based apps (including Office 365 and SaaS apps), or cloud/SaaS and resources. Plus, with aforementioned templated workflows – as well as the ability to create customized ones – you can implement policies to achieve governance and automate processes to ensure you stay compliant. Combined with reporting capabilities of One Identity solutions, you can reduce stress levels often associated with upcoming audits.
Since organization’s rely on AD and Azure AD for authentication and single sign-on support for their users, hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in your AD. Here are some common AD vulnerabilities hackers try to exploit:
Granting privileged access only when needed and then removing those rights and changing the account’s password immediately after the session is concluded, as well as having full visibility across all access rights (who is accessing what and when) can help your organization avoid all the challenges above. One Identity Just-in-Time Privilege and Active Roles offer all of those solutions.