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Just in Time Access for RDP

Just in Time Access to

RDP

Experience enhanced security management with just in time access through RDP. This method reduces risks, improves operational efficiency, and strengthens remote desktop protocol networks.

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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 access is a security model that minimizes the risk of unauthorized access by providing temporary access to resources only when needed. It works by removing standing privileges to critical systems until they are requested and approved. The access is then automatically revoked after a predetermined amount of time or at the completion of a task.

Benefits of Just in Time Access Through RDP

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

RDP

1. Enhanced Security with Least Privilege Access: Just in time access through RDP promotes the principle of least privilege (POLP), ensuring that admin accesses are granted only when they are specifically required, reducing the window of exposure to potential cyber threats and avoiding unnecessary persistent administrative access.

2. Reduced Insider Threats and Human Errors: By implementing just in time privilege escalation, organizations can minimize the risk of insider threats and eliminate the downside of human errors, as users have only the necessary access rights at any given moment, which reduces the possibility of accidental misuse of privileges or credentials.

3. Improved Operational Efficiency: The just in time model in an RDP environment can lead to more efficient operations as it keeps the entire infrastructure lean and manageable, eliminating unnecessary user access, reducing overheads and saving administrative time spent on maintaining excess privileges.

4. Easier Auditing for Compliance: With just in time access and privilege escalation, the audit trail becomes much less complex and more straightforward. It is easier to document and demonstrate compliance with many regulations, as all user activities and elevated privileges are time-bound and traceable, simplifying the monitoring process and facilitating regulatory compliance.

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Use Cases for Just in Time Access Through RDP

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

RDP

1. Incident Response and Troubleshooting: In an IT management scenario, an engineer may need just-in-time access to a system through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to troubleshoot an issue, conduct software installations, or address system errors promptly, with minimum network exposure.

2. Remote Workforce Management: For organizations having a remote workforce, just-in-time access via RDP can be used effectively to give employees the necessary resources and system access for a specific time frame, thereby balancing operational flexibility with robust security measures.

3. Cloud-based System Management: In cloud computing scenarios, just-in-time RDP access can be used by cloud administrators for system updates, sensitive data handling, or for pushing policy changes, ensuring regular temporal access without posing persistent security threats or compromising on task efficacy.

How to Implement Just in Time Access for RDP

How to Implement Just in Time Access to

RDP

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Implementing Just-in-Time Access (JIT) through RDP is crucial in maintaining a secure and efficient remote access environment. By following the steps outlined below, organizations can ensure that only authorized users have access to the necessary resources while minimizing the risk of unauthorized access.

1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Start by identifying the users who require access through RDP. Determine the specific resources they need and the purpose of this access. Document the current access rights for each user and review possibilities for reducing or eliminating unnecessary access.
  • Policy formulation
    Develop clear policies for granting and revoking access. Specify eligibility criteria, conditions, and duration for access requests, especially for privileged roles that require extra scrutiny. It is important to establish time-bound parameters to ensure that access is granted only when necessary.
  • Source of truth
    Link your JIT access system with an Identity Provider (IdP) for RDP, such as Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, or OneLogin. This integration ensures that individual user identities are used instead of shared accounts, which improves authorization control and audit accuracy.

2. Execution.

  • Self-service
    Enable users to request access through the JIT access system. Integrate the system with popular instant messaging (IM) platforms like Slack or Microsoft Teams to streamline the request process. Access requests should include essential information such as requester details, desired service/resource/role, requested duration, and the reason for access.
  • Approval mechanism
    Delegate the authority to approve access requests to individuals with relevant business context, such as resource owners or business leaders. Utilize messaging platforms to facilitate quick decision-making and ensure that authorized users can obtain access promptly
  • Conditional approval workflows
    Embed policies within the JIT access system to define access permissions based on specific conditions. For example, certain users may only be granted access during specific hours or require multi-factor authentication before access is allowed. These workflows should be customized to meet your organization's specific security requirements.

  • Integrations
    Enhance the flexibility and automation of JIT access by integrating it with other IT and security systems. For example, integrate JIT access with ticketing systems to automate the access request and approval process. Additionally, consider integrating with scheduling software to streamline emergency access approval workflows.
  • Automated provisioning and deprovisioning
    Thoroughly understand the RDP system to effectively manage access. Automate the provisioning and deprovisioning of access to reduce reliance on manual processes. This automation ensures that access is granted or revoked promptly based on predefined criteria.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits
    Perform routine checks of access logs to verify the effectiveness of the JIT access system. Review access logs to identify any unauthorized or suspicious activities. Regular audits enable you to fine-tune the system and ensure that access is only granted when necessary.
  • User training
    Educate all users, especially those with privileged access, about the principles of least privilege and the JIT access process. Training should cover the importance of minimizing access rights, the procedure for requesting access, and the responsibility of users to adhere to the established policies and guidelines.
  • Feedback loop
    Continuously evaluate and refine your JIT access procedures. Solicit feedback from both users and IT staff to identify areas for improvement. Regularly assess the effectiveness of the system and make necessary adjustments to enhance security and user experience.

By following this structured approach, organizations can efficiently establish a robust Just-in-Time Access system through RDP. This ensures the right access is granted to the right users at the right time, reducing the risk of unauthorized access and enhancing overall security.

Temporary JIT Access for RDP With Entitle

Temporary JIT Access to

RDP

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

RDP

Entitle has an IdP integration with

RDP

Native integration
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Add/remove users from groups in an identity provider
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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 for RDP With Entitle

Manage temporary access to

RDP

with Entitle

  • Simplified process of assigning temporary, precise permissions via RDP.
  • Bundles allow for combining varied resources from different applications into one access request.
  • Our system can be installed swiftly and easily, offering native integrations with a variety of popular cloud services and applications.
  • High customization and seamless integration with systems like on-call schedules, ticketing, or HRIS, fast-tracking access and reducing admin efforts.
  • Our provisioning capabilities automate governance, streamlining many regulatory user access review tasks.

"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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RDP

What is

RDP

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft that allows users to connect to another computer over a network connection. It enables the remote control of a computer's desktop environment, essentially allowing access to its resources and applications as if the user is physically present at the machine. RDP is widely used in various business environments for remote administration, technical support, and telecommuting purposes.

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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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