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AUTH-14 Unique Accounts Identifiers

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What is this control really about?

This control is ensuring that your authentication process of identifying users that request access to a system, network, or device is based on the use of unique credentials like username and password, biometrics authentication, token based authentication or certificate-based authentication.

Unique Identifiers (UIDs) identify an individual as part of the organization via the use of a combination of numbers/letters.

This control is asking you to confirm that your organization uses various combinations to identify an individual as part of the process of requesting access to a system.

Available tools in the marketplace

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N/A – No tools required

Available templates

  • N/A no templates available for this control

What is required to implement this control?

When implementing your authentication process, the following steps should be considered for account IDs:

  • Unique IDs should be unique
  • Unique IDs can never be re-issued
  • Unique IDs must be a lifetime identifier

Then, an auditing trail must be implemented to easily track the IDs activities across the platform

What evidence is the auditor looking for?

  • User lists demonstrating that unique IDs are used

An example of what an artifact can look like

  1. User lists demonstrating that unique IDs are used


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