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What is Just-in-Time (JIT) Access?

What is Just-in-Time Access?
Just-in-time (JIT) access provisioning is a security practice that grants users, processes, applications, and systems an appropriate level of access for a limited amount of time, as needed to complete necessary tasks. As a part of the Identity and Access Management (IAM), the Just-in-Time authentication practice ensures resources are available as they’re required.

What data an account has access to, and when they have access, is managed by Privileged Access Management (PAM) systems. The latest JIT PAM solutions include just-in-time access provisioning features that embrace Zero Trust and zero-standing privileges.

An example of a just-in-time access model is Gartner’s Zero Standing Privilege (ZSP), which applies Zero Trust principles to problems in privileged access management. ZSP means that instead of granting administrative privileges to accounts on a permanent basis, users, devices, or services are granted access to privileged resources for a limited time only, on the basis of need. Each access request is decided according to predetermined policies or criteria based on behavioral analytics.

Resources

Privileged Access Management

Solution Guide

Just in Time PAM: Time To Turn off “Always On”

EBook

Saviynt for Vendor Access Management

Solution Guide