Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

While working with PAM360, you will come across some terminologies having unique meanings. It is worthwhile to take a note of those terminologies before proceeding further:

Glossary of Terms

Term Description

Resource

Denotes the server/application/device whose user accounts and passwords are to be managed by PAM360.

Resource Group

Denotes the group to which a particular resource belongs. For example, if you have some Windows XP servers among a number of other windows servers, you can group all the XP servers as one resource group.

User Account

Denotes the 'User Account' & 'Password' that are to be managed by PAM360.

User

Denotes the PAM360 user accounts created as part of PAM360 User Management.

User Group

Group of PAM360 Users.

Agent

PAM360 utilizes an agent for extablishing connections with the remote resources.

Password Policy

See this document.

Audit

PAM360 maintains the complete record of every single action performed by the users within the application by using timestamp and IP address. Three types of audit are performed, Resource Audit, User Audit and Task Audit. Read more

Reports

PAM360 presentds the entire password management process in your enterprisein the form of comprehensive reports. Read more

Abbreviations

Abbreviation Expansion

PAM360

PAM360

AD

Active Directory

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

RADIUS

Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service

SSO

Single Sign-On

SAML

Security Assertion Markup Language

TFA

Two Factor Authentication

MFA

Multi-Factor Authentication 

ADFS

Active Directory Federation Services 

RSA

Rivest-Shamir-Adleman

SSH

Secure Shell

SSL

Secure Socket Layer

CLI

Computing Command-line Interface

CI/CD

Continuous integration and Continuous Delivery 

DevOps

Development and Operations

IIS

Internet Information Server

FQDN

Fully Qualified Domain Name 

HA

High Availablity

CA

Certificate Authority

RDP

Remote Desktop Protocol 

HSM

Hardware Security Module

PCIe

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure 

 

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