NIST 800-171_3.5.1

NIST 800-171



Identify system users processes acting on behalf of users and devices.

Common device identifiers include Media Access Control (MAC) Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or device-unique token identifiers. Management of individual identifiers is not applicable to shared system accounts. Typically individual identifiers are the user names associated with the system accounts assigned to those individuals. Organizations may require unique identification of individuals in group accounts or for detailed accountability of individual activity. In addition this requirement addresses individual identifiers that are not necessarily associated with system accounts. Organizational devices requiring identification may be defined by type by device or by a combination of type/device.[SP 800-63-3] provides guidance on digital identities.


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