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Just-In-Time Access (JIT): Meaning, Benefits, Types & More

Just-In-Time Access (JIT): Meaning, Benefits, Types & More

Today, we’ll take a look at what just-in-time access (JIT) means and what types there are. You’ll also learn about what a JIT access solution can do for your organization. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how just-in-time access works, the best practices to ensure secured implementation, and how strongDM comes to the rescue.
Automating Database Credentialing

Automating Database Credentialing

Database sprawl is a lot like expanding into the suburbs: your house may be empty at first, but before you know it, you’re having to stuff things into your attic.
Managing Access to Ephemeral Infrastructure At Scale

Managing Access to Ephemeral Infrastructure At Scale

Managing a static fleet of strongDM servers is dead simple. You create the server in the strongDM console, place the public key file on the box, and it’s done! This scales really well for small deployments, but as your fleet grows, the burden of manual tasks grows with it.
There and Back Again: GraphQL at strongDM

There and Back Again: GraphQL at strongDM

Our incredible journey from bespoke REST endpoints to GraphQL.
Scaling Your SSH Strategy

Scaling Your SSH Strategy

In our last post, we discussed some of the challenges that are inherent to management of SSH keys across your infrastructure as you scale the number of team members and servers. In this post, we will dig into some of your options and the trade-offs that they provide.
What is the difference between Proxy and Reverse Proxy? | How To Use Reverse Proxy for Access Management Control

What is the difference between Proxy and Reverse Proxy? | How To Use Reverse Proxy for Access Management Control

In this post, we’ll dissect the two concepts and explain how administrators can use a reverse proxy for easy access management control.
Integrate Active Directory With Any Database or Single Sign-On

Integrate Active Directory With Any Database or Single Sign-On

Consider this when you choose to integrate Active Directory (AD) with your databases and applications using their native APIs, connectors, or toolkits.
How to: MySQL Create User and Grant Permissions

How to: MySQL Create User and Grant Permissions

Find an easier way to manage access privileges and user credentials in MySQL databases. Reduce manual, repetitive efforts for provisioning and managing MySQL access and security with strongDM.
How to Change MySQL Root Password (Linux & Windows Tutorial)

How to Change MySQL Root Password (Linux & Windows Tutorial)

On an unmodified MySQL install, the root user account does not have a password. This is extremely insecure! As a systems administrator, we know that the easiest way to compromise a system is using the default unchanged password with admin privileges.
How to Configure Bastion Host for SSH Logging | Part 3 - Tutorial

How to Configure Bastion Host for SSH Logging | Part 3 - Tutorial

Configure the hosts for logging verbose data, and then send the logs to a cloud provider for long-term storage and access.
Create a User in MongoDB and Manage Them Securely

Create a User in MongoDB and Manage Them Securely

Abstract-away usernames and passwords and allow the systems administrator to keep the master passwords safe under lock & key.
SSH Audit Made Simple

SSH Audit Made Simple

SSH audit logs allow you to determine, either retroactively or in real-time, when an unauthorized or destructive action was taken, and by whom.
A Practical Approach to Just-in-Time (JIT) Access for Developers

A Practical Approach to Just-in-Time (JIT) Access for Developers

Should application developers have access to production database systems? This is a question as old as Vampires and Werewolves.
AWS Console Alternative, Secure AWS Management

AWS Console Alternative, Secure AWS Management

Gone are the days of sharing AWS root account credentials in a shared 1Password vault or worse, via email. With this in mind, one of the first steps to securing our AWS account is setting up AWS IAM.
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