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Just in Time Access to

Autodesk

Leverage enhanced security with just in time access to Autodesk, reducing risks of unauthorized data access and boosting operational efficiency.

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Time-bound admin role escalations

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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 refers to a security strategy that minimizes the chances of unauthorized access by only providing the necessary permissions or access at the exact time it is required. The access is temporary and is revoked immediately once the work that required access is completed. This approach improves the security of systems by reducing the potential attack surface for cyber threats.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

Autodesk

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access: By implementing just in time access and privilege escalation in Autodesk, users will only be granted the minimum possible level of privileges to accomplish tasks, thereby substantially reducing overprivileged access and maintaining the principle of least privilege. This not only mitigates potential security threats in Autodesk's BIM and CAD tools but also ensures that design data and intellectual property are securely protected.

2. Reduction of Insider Threats: Just in time access in Autodesk discourages intentional misuse of access privileges, as the short-term access significantly reduces the window of opportunity for potential internal threats to exploit sensitive information in their AutoCAD or Revit project files. This subsequently promotes an in-depth defense strategy and minimizes the overall risk landscape.

3. Improved Operational Efficiency: By providing just in time privilege escalation, Autodesk users can optimally utilize resources in Fusion 360 or Maya, without the unnecessary burden of having excess privileges, resulting in operational efficiency. It allows for access to a richer set of privileges as and when required, thus accelerating workflows, reducing labor time, and enabling quick response to changes in the design process.

4. Easier Auditing for Compliance: Just in time access and privilege escalation in Autodesk ensures that all access transactions and alterations made in programs like Inventor are tracked in real-time. This aids in maintaining a detailed audit trail for compliance, facilitating timely identification of potential anomalies in 3D modeling or product design data and enabling efficient evidence gathering for audits.

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Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

Autodesk

1. Troubleshooting and Support: Autodesk's just-in-time admin access could be used in instances where a user is having issues with software functionality, and a technical support team member needs temporary admin access to diagnose and resolve the problem.

2. Onboarding and Training: When a new user joins a team and needs guidance to navigate through Autodesk, a trainer or a team leader could utilize just-in-time admin access to guide the user, explain features, or help set up the user's workflow.

3. Project Collaboration: If a project requires multiple contributors needing to work together simultaneously in Autodesk, just-in-time admin access can be granted to certain team members. This enables them to apply necessary changes or modifications to a project without disrupting the primary settings or permissions.

How to Implement Just in Time Access to

Autodesk

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Start by identifying users who require access, the Autodesk resources they need, and for what purposes. Document current access rights to see if they could be minimized or eliminated. Consider using an entitlement discovery tool to gain better visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Develop explicit policies for both granting and removing access. This should include guidelines about who can seek access, under what circumstances, and for how long. For privileged roles, time-bound parameters should be set.
  • Source of truth
    Sync your JIT access system with an Identity Provider like Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, or OneLogin. This will be the definitive source for identities. Prioritizing individual identities over shared accounts leads to improved authorization control and audit precision.

2. Execution.

  • Self-service access requests
    Ease the process by allowing users to request access via the system rather than through people. To improve adoption rates, consider integrating with IM platforms such as Slack or MS Teams. Requests should specify who is asking for access, the required service/resource/role, duration, and the reason.

  • Approval process
    JIT access offers a chance for organizations to assign approvals to those who have a better business context. Resource owners and business unit managers often have better context than IT helpdesks. Use messaging platforms for quick responses, providing approvers with all necessary information for informed decision-making.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Include your defined policies into workflows that specify access permissions. Incorporate them into workflows dictating who can access what, and under what conditions. If-then conditions are an efficient way to manage this - IF group “X” requests access to “Y”, require approval from “Z” and notify “M”.
  • Integrations
    Integrate JIT access with other IT and security systems for increased flexibility. This could include IT ticketing systems for automated access based on ticket status, or data classification systems to adjust policies based on data sensitivity. Training systems that grant access upon completion of relevant training are also useful, as is integrating with on-call schedule software for automatic approvals in emergencies.
  • Automated provisioning and deprovisioning
    To effectively grant and revoke precise access within Autodesk automatically, a good understanding of its structure and operations is imperative. This is fundamental for JIT access and reinforces the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, you should manage all permissions in one location instead of creating diverse environments for each application in your organization.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Regularly evaluate access logs to ensure JIT access operates as expected. Be on the lookout for any anomalous patterns or behaviors, either directly or through adding the logs into your SIEM.
  • Educate users
    Teach users about the significance of least privilege and JIT access and how it works. Make sure users understand how to seek access when necessary.
  • Feedback loop
    Regularly review your JIT access procedures and encourage feedback from staff and users to identify areas for improvement. Following this systematic model will ensure the successful implementation of a robust JIT Access for your Autodesk environment.

Temporary JIT Access to

Autodesk

with Entitle

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

Autodesk

Entitle has an IdP integration with

Autodesk

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Manage temporary access to

Autodesk

with Entitle

  • Ease Autodesk resource management with Bundles, combining them into one access request.
  • Enjoy fast deployment with setup done in minutes and rollout in a few days.
  • Benefit from native integrations with over 100 popular cloud services and applications.
  • Agile API-first approach ensures seamless synchronization with other systems.
  • Integration with on-call schedules, ticketing systems & HRIS ensures accelerated access.
  • Automated provisioning ensures streamlined governance and regulatory user access reviews.

"I like Entitle because it’s one of those tools I can set up and forget about. I never have to go into it and it just works."

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CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security

Loved by fast-growing cloud security teams

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What is

Autodesk

Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that specializes in creating software for architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. Best known for its flagship product, AutoCAD, Autodesk also develops a broad portfolio of 3D design software for various industries. Its digital tools enable visualization, simulation, and analysis of designs, enhancing efficiency and productivity in the design and creation process.

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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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