Difference between revisions of "Test Permissions of Guest/Training Accounts (OTG-IDENT-006)"

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Evaluate consistency between access policy and guest/training account access permissions
 
Evaluate consistency between access policy and guest/training account access permissions
  
 
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Build or validate access control matrix including guest/training accounts
  
 
== How to test ==
 
== How to test ==
  
 
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Either with or without the help of the system developers/configurators, develop an guest/training account vs. permission matrix. The matrix should explore the permissions that assigned to guest/training accounts. If a matrix is provided with the application it should be validated by the tester, if it doesn't exist, the tester should generate it and determine whether the matrix satisfies the desired access policy for the application.
  
 
=== Example ===
 
=== Example ===
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== Remediation ==
 
== Remediation ==
  
Ensure the application returns consistent generic error messages in response to invalid account name, password or other user credentials entered during the login process.
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Ensure guest/training accounts are provisioned with the minimum permissions required for users that are not formally authorised or trained to use the application.
 
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Ensure default system accounts and test accounts are deleted prior to releasing the system into production (or exposing it to an untrusted network).
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Revision as of 09:39, 5 November 2013

Summary

Guest and Training accounts are useful ways to acquaint potential users with system functionality prior to them completing the authorisation process required for access. However, these accounts are often modeled on business roles and may be provisioned with access to more functionality than is required for the user.

Test objectives

Evaluate consistency between access policy and guest/training account access permissions

Build or validate access control matrix including guest/training accounts

How to test

Either with or without the help of the system developers/configurators, develop an guest/training account vs. permission matrix. The matrix should explore the permissions that assigned to guest/training accounts. If a matrix is provided with the application it should be validated by the tester, if it doesn't exist, the tester should generate it and determine whether the matrix satisfies the desired access policy for the application.

Example

<insert some images of guest/training account instances>

Tools

References

Remediation

Ensure guest/training accounts are provisioned with the minimum permissions required for users that are not formally authorised or trained to use the application.