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Do not use group, shared or generic user credentials to access the systems




 









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8.5: No Generic User IDs   Do not use group, shared or generic user credentials to access the systems

If multiple users share the same authentication credentials (user name and password), it becomes impossible to trace system access and activities to an individual and make people accountable for their actions. This section of PCI DSS covers some aspects of disallowing generic account usage.

8.5.a: No Usage of Shared and Generic User IDs
    Verify that generic user IDs are disabled and not used

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