Service Account Governance (SAG)
What is Service Account Governance?
Service Account Governance, or SAG, is the combination of software tools, policies, and workflow processes that ensure service accounts remain secure and accounted for. This includes assigning ownership, controlling access to service account passwords, ensuring strong password strength across all accounts, and understanding which applications are dependent on each service account (so changing a service account privilege password does not result in a broken connection).
SAG is a critical yet often overlooked part of the Privileged Account Management (PAM) process.