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Just in Time Access to LDAP

Just in Time Access to


Ensure robust security and streamline operations with just in time access to LDAP. Improve control and reduce exposure risk.

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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 for access reviews

What is Just in Time Access?

Just-In-Time (JIT) access is a security feature where access rights or privileges are provided only when they are immediately needed. This concept is widely used in cloud infrastructure administration where access is time-bound and limited to a few hours. It limits potential damage if a hacker gains access to a privileged account because it minimizes the attack surface.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to


1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access Control: Just in time access and privilege escalation with LDAP ensure that users are granted only the minimum level of access required to perform their roles, reducing the risk of unauthorized or harmful actions. This strict enforcement of least privilege access can significantly improve your organization's security posture.

2. Mitigation of Insider Threats: By restricting user access to the necessary minimum, the likelihood of misused privileges or insider threats is greatly reduced. Through on-demand access, organizations can ensure users only gain elevated privileges at the time they need them, minimizing the window of opportunity for insider attacks.

3. Improved Operational Efficiency: Just in time method optimizes operational efficiency by automating access and privilege management. This eliminates manual intervention in access changes, reduces human effort, and ensures timely performance of tasks, all leading to an overall operational efficiency increase.

4. Streamlined Auditing and Compliance: With just in time provision and deprovision of access, auditing and maintaining compliance becomes more efficient and manageable. The automatic tracking of permissions allows for a robust and auditable record of who had what access when, which simplifies the audit process and eases adherence to strict regulatory standards.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to


1. User Authentication: JIT access to LDAP can allow for precise control and security in user authentication, to ensure only verified users gain access to specific sections of an organizational network or application.  

2. User Provisioning: In dynamic corporate settings where roles frequently change, JIT capability can provide seamless transitions by adjusting LDAP data to grant or restrict access based on the current roles or permissions of each user.

3. Customer Management Solutions: In customer-facing platforms or e-commerce solutions, where customer data needs to be accessed and updated regularly, using JIT with LDAP can ensure optimal performance efficiency by only retrieving necessary data when needed, without overloading system resources.

4. Dynamic Infrastructure Access Management: Assigning users to LDAP groups specifically configured for JIT access, granting them time-limited access to a resource, to ensure secure and controlled resource utilization aligned with their current project requirements.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to


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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Begin by identifying which users require access to LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol), the various resources needed to support their tasks, and why they need it. Evaluate the current access privileges and ascertain if they need to be limited or entirely abolished. You might want to use an entitlement discovery tool to enhance your understanding.
  • Policy creation
    Establish cogent policies about the allocation and revoking of access rights. Make sure to define who can apply for access, the conditions that warrant access, and the duration it lasts. Particularly for privileged roles, specify time-based specifications.
  • Source of truth
    Synchronize your JIT access framework with an Identity Provider (Identity Providers like Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, OneLogin). This will serve as a reliable source for identities. Prioritize individual identities over shared accounts to ensure an effective authorization control and accuracy in audits.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Make the process easier by facilitating users to request access via the system as opposed to people; to increase adoption rates, you can integrate with IM platforms such as MS Teams and Slack. Ensure all requests detail who is requesting, the necessary service/resource/role, the duration, and the reasoning behind it.

  • Approval process  
    The approval process for JIT access allows organizations to distribute approvals to people privy to business context. Often, business unit managers and resource owners have a better understanding of the requirements than IT helpdesks. Utilize messaging platforms for quick responses and provide approvers with all the necessary information for informed decision making.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Integrate your pre-set policies into workflows to determine who gets access permissions. Embed them into the workflows that outline who can access what and under what conditions. A practical approach is setting up if-then conditions. IF identity group “X” requests access, seek approval from “Z” and notify “M”.
  • Integrations
    Think about integrating JIT access with other security and IT systems for better adaptability. Tie it with IT ticketing systems for automated granting of access depending on ticket status, and link it with data classification systems to dynamically adjust policies based on data sensitivity. Automating the assignment and revoking of access within LDAP is crucial for JIT Access, as it minimizes the dependency on human intervention.
  • Access methods
    In implementing LDAP JIT Access, you might want to consider a combination of methods due to their versatility and real-time attributes, like utilizing SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for accurate access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Conduct routine checks on access logs to ensure that JIT access is functioning as expected for LDAP. Scrutinize unusual patterns or behaviors either directly or by feeding the logs into your SIEM. You can automate the user access review process to accelerate evidence collection, delegate reviewers, and guarantee your system complies with pertinent industry regulations or standards.
  • User training
    Train users, especially privileged ones, about the significance of least privilege, JIT Access and its functioning. Make sure users know the procedure for requesting access when necessary.
  • Feedback loop
    Ensure a regular review of your JIT access procedures for LDAP. Seek suggestions from users and IT staff to pinpoint areas that need improvement.

By adhering to this systematic approach, you will effectively establish a robust Just-in-Time Access system for LDAP.

Temporary JIT Access to


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


Entitle has an IdP integration with


Native integration
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IdP integration
Add/remove users from groups in an identity provider
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HR-driven birthright policies
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Full audit trails and access reviews
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Fine-grained visibility of permissions
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Fine-grained, ephemeral provisioning of permissions
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Manage temporary access to


with Entitle

  • Provides instant visibility into all resources, roles, and entitlements in your LDAP, enhancing security and control.
  • It's grounded in a deep understanding of the modern tech stack, enabling fine-grained permissions control within LDAP. Bundles feature allows you to conveniently group various resources from LDAP and multiple applications into a single access request.
  • Easily define access guardrails for different LDAP groups.
  • Set LDAP groups or individuals as approvers for relevant resources.
  • The system can be installed rapidly, typically within minutes, and fully rolled out in a few days.
  • Accommodates over 100 native integrations with widely used cloud services and applications out-of-the-box, ensuring compatibility and functionality.
  • Provisioning through our system enables automated governance and simplifies regulatory user access reviews, promoting efficiency and compliance.

"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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Mike Morrato
CISO and Global Head of IT,
Noname Security


What is


LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is not a company but a protocol used to access and maintain distributed directory information services over an internet protocol. It was developed by the University of Michigan as a way to store data about users, networks, services, and devices in a central location. This protocol is most commonly used by businesses and organizations for directory sharing and single sign-on 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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