Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager is a system for securing access to elevated privileges. It works by regularly randomizing privileged passwords on PCs, servers, network devices and applications. Random passwords are encrypted and stored in two or more replicated credential vaults. Access to privileged accounts may be disclosed:
- To people, after suitable identification, authentication and authorization.
- To applications, replacing embedded passwords.
- To Windows systems, which need them to start services.
Password changes and access disclosure are closely controlled and audited, to meet policy and regulatory requirements.