In a privileged access management system, authorized users are allowed access to privileged accounts. This simple statement raises an important question: how is that access granted? An access disclosure mechanism is a process that connects an authorized user to a privileged account in a secure, authenticated, authorized and auditable manner.
Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager controls access by users and programs to privileged accounts on managed endpoint systems. In most cases, this means that when a user is authorized to connect to a privileged account, the user is able to launch a login session directly to the managed account without seeing its password.
Display of current password values can be enabled through Privileged Access Manager policy configuration but is usually only recommended for users physically in the data center, who need access to a server console.
Access disclosure options include:
Policy rules determine which mechanisms are available to what users, managed systems and managed accounts.