Disabling an account

There are a few times when the IT team will disable accounts as good practice; let us look at the reasons for this:

  • Employee leaving: A good practice when someone leaves the company is that human resources provide the employee with an exit interview to find out the reasons that they are leaving. The final step is that the IT team should disable their accounts and reset their passwords. These steps keep their email and certificate settings so that encrypted data can still be accessed and they can no longer access the network. If you delete the account, then you lose all of this.
  • Extended absence period: When an employee is away from a company for a month or more then it may be prudent to disable the account so that it ...

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