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:

1. 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 presents the entire password management process in your enterprisein the form of comprehensive reports. Read more

ZRLE

ZRLE stands for Zlib Run-Length Encoding . It is considered to be best for low-bandwidth network environments.

Raw

The raw encoding sends width*height pixel values. Raw encoding minimizes processing time and increases connection speed when the server and VNC viewer are on the same machine.

Tight

Tight encoding is considered to be the best choice for low-bandwidth network environments such as e.g. slow modem connections. Tight encoding uses zlib library to compress raw pixel data, but it pre-processes data to maximize compression ratios and to minimize CPU usage on compression. JPEG compression may be used to encode color-rich screen areas.

Hextile

Hextile encoding is considered to be the best choice for high-speed network environments such as Ethernet local-area networks.

CopyRect

Copy Rectangle or CopyRect encoding is useful when data is being moved; the only data sent is the location of a rectangle from which data is to be copied to the current location.

Request

The user has to make a request to view the password.

Waiting for Approval

User's password release request is pending with administrator(s) for approval.

Check Out

Administrator has approved the request and the user can view the password.

Approve/Reject

Administrator can either approve or reject the password request.

Yet to Use

Indicates that the user is yet to view the password released by the administrator.

In Use

Password is being used exclusively by a user.

Check In

Giving up/revoking password access.

2. Abbreviations

Abbreviation Expansion

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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