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Just in Time Access to SolarWinds

Just in Time Access to

SolarWinds

Implement JIT access to SolarWinds ensuring optimal security, efficient operation, reduced risks and IT workload. Streamline network management with real-time visibility.

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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 that allows temporary access to resources, reducing the time a user has access to sensitive data to the absolute minimum necessary. This practice is commonly used in cloud computing environments to help reduce overall risk. The JIT approach is an important element of the principle of least privilege (PoLP), which is a computer security principle in which a user is given the minimum levels of access necessary to complete his or her job functions.

Benefits of Just in Time Access to

SolarWinds

1. Enhanced Least Privilege Access: Just-in-time privilege escalation helps to boost the implementation of the principle of least privilege access within SolarWinds. It grants users minimum access rights, only elevating their privileges when the need arises, thereby reducing risk exposure.

2. Diminished Insider Threats: By utilizing just-in-time access, the risk of insider threats within SolarWinds is significantly reduced. It limits the time window during which systems can be accessed or manipulated, thus reducing opportunities for any malicious activity from within.

3. Heightened Operational Efficiency: Just-in-time privilege escalation, when used with SolarWinds, dramatically improves operational efficiency. It avoids the needless granting of excessive privileges and the need for manual privilege adjustment, thereby saving time and reducing complexity.

4. Simplified Compliance Auditing: Just-in-time access can simplify the audit process for compliance within SolarWinds by providing precise records of who accessed what, and when. This level of detail makes identifying and resolving discrepancies easier and improves the overall efficiency of the compliance audit process.

Use Cases for Just in Time Access to

SolarWinds

1. Incident Response: In a situation where an unusual activity or security incident is detected, just in time access allows the incident response team to enter the system immediately, investigate the issue, mitigate the risk, and restore normal operations as quickly as possible.

2. Provisioning and De-provisioning Process: During the process of provisioning and de-provisioning access to resources, just in time access to SolarWinds can be used to grant necessary permissions in a timely manner and also to remove access rights when they're no longer needed, therefore minimizing the risk of unauthorized access.

3. Performing Maintenance: When there's a need for scheduled or unscheduled system maintenance in SolarWinds, engineers or system administrators can obtain just in time access in order to make necessary changes, perform updates or troubleshoot issues, thereby reducing disruption to normal operational activities.

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How to Implement Just in Time Access to

SolarWinds

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1. Planning.

  • Assessment
    Begin by identifying who needs access, the resources they are using, and their reason. Document existing access permissions and check if any can be reduced or removed. Consider an entitlement discovery tool for enhanced visibility.
  • Policy creation
    Establish clear policies for both bestowing and withdrawing access. Create rules outlining who can request access, under what conditions, and for how long. Especially for higher-security roles, establish time-based parameters.
  • Source of truth
    Sync your JIT access system with an Identity Provider (e.g., Okta, Google Workspace, Azure AD, OneLogin). This will be the primary source for identities. Utilizing individual identities instead of shared accounts allows for better control of authorizations and the accuracy of audits.

2. Execution.

  • Self-serve access requests
    Make the process easier by having users request access through the system, rather than through individuals. Increase adoption rates by incorporating IM platforms such as Slack or MS Teams. Ensure requests detail the requester, the required service/resource/role, duration, and reason.
  • Approval process
    JIT access offers organizations a chance to delegate approvals to those with a deeper business context. Resource owners and business unit managers often have a superior understanding than IT helpdesks. Use messaging platforms for a faster response, giving approvers all necessary information for an informed decision.

  • Conditional approval workflows
    Establish your pre-set policies into workflows that delegate access permissions. Create workflows that outline who can access what, and under which situations. Assign conditional formatting, for example "IF identity group 'X' asks for access to 'Y', request approval from 'Z' and alert 'M'".
  • Integrations
    Consider integrating JIT with other IT and security systems for added flexibility. Connect with IT ticketing systems for automatic access based on ticket status. Link up with data classification systems to modify policies depending on data sensitivity. You should ideally be able to tag resources and group them together for a more streamlined process. Collaborate with on-call schedule software for automated approvals during emergencies. Use training systems to grant access based on training completion.
  • Automated provisioning and deprovisioning
    Gain a good knowledge of SolarWinds to effectively grant and revoke granular access automatically. This is essential for JIT Access as it diminishes the need for waiting for people to have time. It allows for automated removal of access, central to JIT access and the principle of least privilege access (POLP). Ideally, you would manage all permissions centrally, eliminating the need to create or manage an environment for every application.
  • Access methods
    For SolarWinds JIT Access, APIs are generally the preferred choice due to their adaptability and real-time functionalities. However, a combination may be necessary, for instance using SAML for authentication, SCIM for user provisioning, and APIs for precise access control decisions.

3. Maintenance.

  • Regular audits  
    Periodically review access logs to confirm that JIT access is functioning as designed. Look for any unusual patterns or behaviors, either directly or through importing the logs into your SIEM. Automate the user access review process to speed up evidence gathering, delegate reviewers, and ensure your system adheres to requisite industry regulations or standards.
  • User training
    Educate users, particularly those with privileged access, on the importance of least privilege, JIT Access, and how it operates. Make sure users understand how to request access when needed.
  • Feedback loop
    Continually review your JIT access procedures. Gather feedback from users and IT staff to understand where enhancements can be implemented.

By following this organized procedure, you'll be able to seamlessly implement a robust Just-in-Time Access system for SolarWinds.

Temporary JIT Access to

SolarWinds

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

SolarWinds

Entitle has an IdP integration with

SolarWinds

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Manage temporary access to

SolarWinds

with Entitle

  • Entitle ensures you have real-time visibility into all resources, roles, and permissions in your SolarWinds environment.
  • Leveraging its deep understanding of modern tech stacks, Entitle enables fine-grained control over permissions within SolarWinds.
  • By utilizing Bundles, you can consolidate multiple resources from SolarWinds and other applications into a single access request.
  • Quick installation and deployment lets you implement Entitle's capabilities in as fast as a couple of days.
  • Being a nimble API-first company, Entitle provides native integrations with over 100 of the most popular cloud services and applications.
  • With automatic governance through Entitle, regulatory access review tasks can be significantly streamlined and automated.

"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

SolarWinds

What is

SolarWinds

SolarWinds is a multinational software company based in Austin, Texas. It provides tools for managing network performance, IT infrastructure, and security for businesses. The company also offers cloud-based software solutions, becoming well-known in the IT industry with over 300,000 customers worldwide.

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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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