What is Just-in-Time (JIT) Privileged Access?
Just-in-Time (JIT) Privileged Access is a modern cybersecurity approach that emphasizes providing users with elevated permissions to systems or applications only when it’s absolutely required. Rather than having constant, unrestricted access, users receive this privileged access for a defined duration and specific task, usually after undergoing a rigorous request and approval procedure. By minimizing the window of opportunity for potential misuse or breaches, this method significantly reduces security risks. It embodies the concepts of zero trust and the elimination of unnecessary standing privileges. As a crucial component of both Identity Access Management (IAM) and privileged Access Management (PAM) frameworks, JIT ensures that only the right individuals have privileged access, and only at the right moments.