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Just in Time Access to

AFAS

Secure and streamline your business operations with just in time access to AFAS. Enhance data protection, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

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Temporary access that is revoked when no longer needed

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Faster access for employees and contractors

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Audit logs and access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

Just-in-Time (JIT) access is a cybersecurity strategy that allows users to access resources or data only when they need it. This reduces the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches by limiting the exposure of security credentials. It is often utilized in privileged access management, where high-level permissions are granted temporarily for specific tasks and revoked immediately afterwards.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

AFAS

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access Management: Just in time access and privilege escalation mean users will have only the necessary access at the right time, reducing over-privileged access. This strategy significantly strengthens user access control and enhances privilege management, ensuring adherence to the fundamental security principle of least privilege within AFAS environment.

2. Reduced Insider Threats and Security Risks: By applying just in time principles, organizations can minimize risk exposure associated with over-privileged accounts, thereby reducing insider threats. Temporary elevation of privileges when needed, and automatic revocation afterward, makes it far harder for malicious actors to exploit privileged accounts within AFAS ecosystem.

3. Improved Operational Efficiency: Just in time access and just in time privilege escalation can streamline role-based access control workflow in AFAS. As user access is provisioned and de-provisioned automatically based on the requirement, it reduces administrative overload, manual errors and improves operational efficiency.

4. Streamlined Compliance Auditing: Ephemeral privileges make compliance auditing easier, as user access and privileges within AFAS can be tracked real-time and mapped directly to specific requests. The JIT strategy allows organizations to produce exact evidence of who had access to sensitive information, when they accessed it, and why, assisting in regulatory compliance efforts.

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Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

AFAS

1. Incident Response: In the event of a cybersecurity incident or potential breach, just-in-time admin access to AFAS can allow security personnel to quickly access necessary systems to detect, contain, and remove the threat without needing to maintain permanent admin access.

2. System Updates or Maintenance: For routine system maintenance or updates, temporary admin privileges can be granted on an as-needed basis to IT professionals. This aligns with the principle of least privilege, improving security by only providing access when necessary.

3. Onboarding/Offboarding Process: In the onboarding or offboarding process of employees, just in time admin access can be used by the HR team or managers to input or remove the necessary data, helping to keep the AFAS software up-to-date and secure by preventing unauthorized access.

How to Implement Just in Time Access to

AFAS

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Begin by identifying who in the AFAS infrastructure needs access, what resources they require, and why. Document existing rights and examine whether they can be minimized or completely removed. An entitlement discovery tool can be helpful for gaining better visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Formulate coherent policies for both providing and withdrawing access. Include precise guidelines about who can request access, under what situations, and for how long. Particularly for elevated roles, establish time-limit parameters.
  • Source of truth
    Synchronize your JIT access system with an Identity Provider (e.g., Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, OneLogin). This needs to be the definitive source for identities. De/escalating individual identities rather than shared accounts will facilitate better control over authorization and accuracy in audits.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Make the process easier by allowing users to request access via the system, not person-to-person. Boost acceptance rates by combining with IM platforms like Slack or MS Teams. Make sure requests clearly state the requester, the needed service/resource/role, period, and reason.
  • Approval process
    JIT access enables organizations to entrust approvals to individuals with business context. Resource owners and business unit managers often have better context than IT helpdesks. Use messaging platforms for quick responses, giving approvers all essential information for an informed decision.
  • Conditional approval workflows  
    Incorporate your predefined policies into workflows determining access permissions. Weave them into workflows deciding who can access what and under which stipulations. One effective way to do this is through assigning if-then conditions. For example, IF identity group "X" asks to access "Y", seek "Z"s approval and notify "M".
  • Integrations
    Think about incorporating JITA with other IT and security systems for more flexibility; link with IT ticketing systems for automated access corresponding with the ticket status. Join with data classification systems to tweak policies according to data sensitivity. Ideally, the ability to tag resources and bundle them can simplify this process. Work with on-call schedule software for automatic approvals in emergencies. Utilize training systems to provide access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and deprovisioning
    Familiarize yourself with AFAS to grant and withdraw access automatically within the service effectively. This is crucial for JIT Access as it lessens dependence on people's availability. The potential for automated deprovisioning of access lies at the heart of JIT access and the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, you'll be managing all permissions in one location, eliminating the need to construct or manage an environment for every app in your organization.
  • Access methods
    For AFAS JIT Access, APIs are suggested due to their adaptability and real-time potentials, but a blend might be necessary. For instance, using SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for specific access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Perform regular checks on access logs to confirm that JIT access is operating as planned. Search for any abnormal patterns or actions either directly or by inputting the logs into your SIEM. You can automate the user access review process to speed up evidence gathering, delegate reviewers, and ensure your system adheres to relevant industry rules or norms.
  • User training
    Teach users, especially those in elevated roles, about the importance of least privilege, JIT Access, and its functionality. Ensure that users know how to request access when necessary.
  • Feedback loop
    Regularly review your JIT access protocols. Solicit views from users and IT staff to discern where enhancements can be made.

Through careful adherence to this methodical approach, you can effectively implement a robust Just-in-Time Access system for AFAS.

Temporary JIT Access to

AFAS

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Entitle provides self-serve access requests, flexible policy workflows, and automated provisioning, to restrict unneeded access across cloud infra and SaaS.

Entitle has a native integration with

AFAS

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AFAS

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What is

AFAS

AFAS is a Dutch software company that specializes in developing software for human resources and payroll administration, financial accounting, project administration, logistics, and customer relationship management. The company delivers these software solutions to a diverse range of industries including healthcare, educational, non-profit and commercial sectors. AFAS also provides training, consultancy, and customer support services.

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What is Entitle?

Entitle is how cloud-forward companies provide employees with temporary, granular and just-in-time access within their cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications. Entitle easily integrates with your stack, offering self-serve access requests, instant visibility into your cloud entitlements and making user access reviews a breeze.

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