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Ensure that all users are uniquely identified and do not allow sharing of user IDs




 









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8.1: Proper User Identification Management   Ensure that all users are uniquely identified and do not allow sharing of user IDs

By making that users never share their IDs (username and passwords) to access the systems, an organization can establish accountability and individual responsibility for any kind of actions and enable effective audit trail to trace everyone actions and access to cardholder data.

8.1.1: Assign Unique User IDs
    All users must be assigned a unique ID before granting them access to cardholder data
8.1.2: Management of User IDs
    Control addition, deletion, and modification of user ID, credentials and other identifier objects
8.1.3: Revoke Access for Terminated Employees
    Ensure that any terminated users lose their access to corporate systems
8.1.4: Inactive User Accounts
    Remove or disable user accounts that have been inactive for over 90 days
8.1.5: Third Party Accounts
    Enable third-party vendor accounts only when needed and monitor when in use
8.1.6: Account Lockouts
    Limit multiple invalid login attempts by locking out the user ID after 6 attempts
8.1.7: Account Lockout Duration
    The lockout duration must be at least 30 minutes or until re-enabled by administrator
8.1.8: Idle Sessions
    Require user re-authentication after a session has been idle for more than 15 minutes

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