Security: Understanding Shared Account Password Management

"One of the common things that administrators must deal with on an ever-increasing basis is the regular changing of the password for shared and privileged accounts, such as the built-in administrator or root account, a firecall account, or perhaps even a process account."

In the September 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine, Chris Stoneff examines shared and privileged accounts, he explains security vulnerabilities caused by these shared passwords, he discusses how these accounts complicate management, and ultimately he gives guidance on how you can better manage these accounts and improve security in your organization.

Read the full article online now.

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