Chapter 5

Providing the Appropriate Authentication and Authorization Controls

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Credential Management: This section covers password repository applications, end-user password storage, on-premises vs. cloud repositories, hardware key management, and privileged access management.

  • Password Policies: Topics covered include complexity, length, character classes, history, maximum/minimum age, auditing, and reversible encryption.

  • Federation: This section covers transitive trust, OpenID, Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), and Shibboleth.

  • Access Control: Topics covered include mandatory access control (MAC), discretionary access control (DAC), role-based access control, rule-based access control, and attribute-based ...

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