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Just in Time Access to PostgreSQL

Just in Time Access to

PostgreSQL

Maximize security operations with just in time access to PostgreSQL, reducing database vulnerability and enhancing data integrity.

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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 cybersecurity model that provides temporary access to resources only when it is necessary. Access privileges for critical systems are given to users just in time for a specific task and then removed immediately after. This minimizes the chances of unauthorized access, reduces the attack surface, and helps to prevent potential data breaches.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

PostgreSQL

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access Management: Using just in time access in PostgreSQL ensures that users or applications have only the necessary permissions required to perform a task, for only as long as they need them. This dramatically reduces the possibility of privilege misuse or abuse.

2. Mitigation of Insider Threats: By using just in time privilege escalation, organizations can significantly minimize the risk of insider threats by continuously changing access rights, which acts as a safeguard against any unauthorized and potentially harmful activities.

3. Minimized Human Errors: Restricting access to users ensures that inadvertent mistakes made by users, that could potentially compromise the entire database, are greatly reduced. Just in time access and privilege escalation ensure users are only granted necessary permissions when needed, thereby limiting error-induced risks.

4. Easier Audit Trails for Compliance: Using just in time access and privilege escalation delivers a comprehensive audit trail of who accessed what data and when, which is invaluable for compliance. It makes the process of auditing much more straightforward as it provides clear visibility into access and permission changes.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

PostgreSQL

1. Software Development Environments: Developers may require just in time access to PostgreSQL to prototype new features quickly, modify current structures, or fix detected bugs without needing continuous access to the database.

2. Data Analysis: Data analysts might need just in time access for running complex data queries, creating reports, or conducting performance tuning, thereby maintaining data integrity while minimizing risks associated with long term access.

3. Incident Response: In case of a data breach or system failure, IT teams may benefit from just in time access to perform troubleshooting, forensics investigations, or data recovery tasks without compromising sensitive data.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to

PostgreSQL

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Start by pinpointing who needs access, the schemas and tables they require, and for what reason. Document existing access rights and examine if they can be reduced or fully removed. Consider using an entitlement discovery tool to gain enhanced visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Create explicit policies concerning how to grant and revoke access. Develop guidelines about who is eligible to request access, under what circumstances, and for how long. Provide specific time-bound parameters, particularly for elevated roles.
  • Source of truth
    Link your JIT access solution with an Identity Provider (like Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, OneLogin). This will serve as the authoritative source for identities. A focus on de/escalating individual's identities over shared accounts will afford a better control on authorization and increase the precision of audits.

2. Execution.

  • Self-service access requests
    Streamline the process by enabling users to make their own access requests through the system, doing away with the need for a middleman. Increase adoption rates through the integration with IM platforms such as Slack or MS Teams. Ensure requests detail who's making the request, the necessary service/resource/role, duration of access, and the underlying justification.
  • Approval process
    JIT access provides an opportunity for organizations to delegate approvals to those with a better understanding of business context, such as resource owners and business unit managers. Accelerate responses through messaging platforms, providing approvers with all the relevant information to make informed approval decisions.
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Incorporate predefined policies into workflows that are responsible for deciding access rights. Consider a system of conditional approval, where certain conditions trigger access approvals, for instance, if identity group "X" requests access to "Y", approval must come from "Z" and “M” should be notified.
  • Integrations
    Consider linking JIT access with other IT and security systems to enhance its flexibility. Connections could include IT ticketing systems for access permission based on ticket status, or data classification systems to adjust policies based on sensitivity of data. Collaboration with on-call schedule software could facilitate automated approvals during crises. Training systems could grant access upon completion of training.
  • Automated provisioning and de-provisioning
    Understand PostgreSQL to automate the granting and revoking of access within the service effectively. This is crucial for JIT Access as it reduces dependence on people, and allows for automated deprovisioning of access which aligns with the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, all permissions would be managed from a single location, eliminating the need to set up or manage a separate environment for each application within the organization.
  • Access methods
    For PostgreSQL JIT Access, APIs are favored due to their flexibility and real-time capabilities. However, a combination of methods may be required. For instance, using SAML for confirmation of identity, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for granular access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Conduct routine checks on access logs to verify that JIT access is functioning as expected. Look for any abnormal patterns or behaviors either directly or by feeding these logs into your SIEM. Automate the user access review process to speed evidence collection, assign reviewers, and ensure system compliance with relevant industry regulations or standards.
  • User training
    Train users, particularly privileged ones on the importance of least privilege and JIT Access and its workings. Also, ensure they understand how to request access when it is required.
  • Feedback loop
    Incorporate regular reviews of JIT access routines and seek feedback from users and IT staff to see where improvements can be made.

By adopting this structured methodology, you can effectively implement a robust Just-in-Time Access system for PostgreSQL.

Temporary JIT Access to

PostgreSQL

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

PostgreSQL

Entitle has an IdP integration with

PostgreSQL

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

PostgreSQL

with Entitle

  • Provides real-time visibility into resources, roles, and entitlements within PostgreSQL, increasing your control and security.
  • Employs a nuanced understanding of tech stacks to manage detailed permissions within PostgreSQL, fortifying your system against unauthorized access.
  • Allows creation of Bundles, combining multiple resources from PostgreSQL and other applications into a single access request, simplifying your access management.
  • Quick and easy installation within minutes and roll-out in a few days means minimal disruption to your operations.
  • With out-of-the-box integrations to over 100 popular cloud services and applications, you can seamlessly extend your security infrastructure.
  • Our flexible API-first approach allows easy integration with on-call schedules, ticketing systems, HRIS etc, speeding up access and automating governance to ensure regulatory 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

PostgreSQL

What is

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL, often referred to as Postgres, is an open-source relational database management system that emphasizes extensibility and SQL compliance. It provides advanced features such as complex queries, foreign keys, triggers, and views, while also being highly scalable. PostgreSQL is used by many businesses and corporations around the world for its performance and robustness.

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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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