Free Tool: 8.1.1: Assign Unique User IDs

All users must be assigned a unique ID before granting them access to cardholder data


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8.1.1: Assign Unique User IDs   All users must be assigned a unique ID before granting them access to cardholder data

This Action1 query verifies that generic “admin” credentials are not used to login to user workstations and makes sure that all users logon using their own unique domain credentials. It looks at all local user profiles (associated with both domain and local users) as well as all non-disabled local user accounts. The output of this query mark each endpoint as either compliant or non-compliant with section 8.1.1 with an explanation of what needs to be changed (such as removal of user profile or disabling of all local users).

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8.1.1: Assign Unique User IDs

Related Alerts and Reports:

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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