What are Centrify Authentication Service, Privilege Elevation Service, and Audit & Monitoring Service

Centrify Authentication Service, Privilege Elevation Service, and Audit & Monitoring Service provide a multi-tier software solution for IT administrators to centrally manage access rights and identity profiles for servers and workstations, mobile devices, and applications across a broad range of platforms. With authentication, privilege elevation, and audit and monitoring services, administrators can accomplish the following:

  • Manage local and remote access to computers with Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems.

  • Enforce security policies and control access to applications on mobile devices such as iPhone and Android smart phones and tablets.

  • Enable single sign-on and role-based rights for on-site and cloud-based applications.

  • Capture detailed information about user activity and the use of administrative privileges.

Using Centrify software, an Active Directory administrator creates zones to organize the enterprise’s on-premise computers, mobile devices, and applications into groups. For each group, the administrator then defines rights, roles, and group policies to control access to the computers and applications in that zone. By using zones and role assignments, the administrator can establish fine-grained control over which users are authorized to perform certain administrative tasks and during exactly what time-frame, and when user activity should be audited.

With Centrify, administrators can reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your organization’s critical resources, ensure accountability and regulatory compliance for users granted access to privileged accounts or sensitive information, and simplify the management of shared accounts and role‑based access rights. Additionally, Centrify allows administrators to use the same account information for users across all platforms using a single account name and Active Directory password.