Identify and authenticate access to system components |
Unique user ID assignment ensures accountability of each person in the organization, because it allow to see what actions are taken by each person and track all access to cardholder data. This, in turn, helps to prevent unauthorized access and prevent leaks of cardholder data to unauthorized third parties.
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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
8.2: User Authentication and Passwords
In addition to assigning a unique ID, ensure that all endpoints require passwords to authenticate
8.5: No Generic User IDs
Do not use group, shared or generic user credentials to access the systems
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