Identity and Access Management Terms and Concepts Flashcards

"PAM is the process of managing and controlling access to critical systems and data by privileged users, including administrators and superusers."
SSO is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.
MFA is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
Define single-factor authentication (SFA).
"SFA is a security process that requires only one method of authentication, such as a password, to verify the identity of the user."
Define privileged access management (PAM).
What is the principle of least privilege?
What are access control lists (ACLs)?
What is multi-factor authentication (MFA)?
The principle of least privilege states that users should be granted the minimum levels of access – or permissions – needed to perform their job functions.
"ACLs are a set of rules that allow or deny access to network resources, based on user identities or other criteria."
What is single sign-on (SSO)?