Identity and account management Course

1 hour, 30 minutes

Syllabus

Identification, authentication, and authorization

Video - 00:08:00

Authorization to access resources occurs after the successful proving of one’s identity through authentication.
Enabling multifactor authentication

Video - 00:05:00

Multifactor authentication (MFA) hardens user sign-in by requiring more than one factor, or category of authentication, such as something you know combined with something you have.
Authorization

Video - 00:05:00

Authorization relates to resource permissions granted to a security principal such as a user or device.
Accounting

Video - 00:05:00

The 3 As, authentication, authorization, and accounting/auditing, play a big role in IT security. Tracking activity through auditing provides accountability for access to resources such as files on a file server or database rows.
Authentication methods

Video - 00:14:00

Password vaults serve as a protected credential repository in addition to common authentication methods such as one-time password codes, certificate-based authentication and SSH public key authentication.
Access control schemes

Video - 00:07:00

Controlling resource access begins with policies that govern credential management. Permissions can be configured through attribute-based access control (ABAC), role-based access control (RBAC), discretionary access control (DAC), and for high security environments, mandatory access control (MAC).
Account management

Video - 00:13:00

Accountability for resource access requires that people use their own unique user accounts, and apply the principle of least privilege, ideally through group-assigned permissions. Account policies can determine conditions, such as a user's location, that allow or deny resource access.
Network authentication

Video - 00:09:00

Older network authentication protocols such as password authentication protocol (PAP) and challenge handshake authentication protocol (CHAP) have been deprecated in favor of protocols such as Kerberos and extensible authentication protocol (EAP). Variations of the RADIUS authentication protocol are still used to authenticate users and devices to networks.
Identity management systems

Video - 00:06:00

How can authentication be removed from individual apps? The answer is identity federation, which uses a centralized identity provider that is trusted by resources, such as Web apps, and can also support single sign-on (SSO).
Chapter 4 exam question review

Video - 00:12:00

There are a variety of ways in which user authentication can be implemented prior to allowing the user access to the Internet. This question presents a scenario that requires a user to sign off on the terms of agreement before gaining Internet access.
Creating Linux users and groups lab

Video - 00:06:00

User and group management in Linux can be performed at the command line. This demo makes use of the useradd and groupadd commands to create authentication identities.
Chapter 4 Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Video - 00:01:00

Authentication can be configured and managed within a single organization to control access to IT resources. This episode covers identity federation and its relationship to identity and resource providers.

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