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The Mainframe Product must automatically audit account creation.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-205447 SRG-APP-000026-MFP-000039 SV-205447r395484_rule Medium
Once an attacker establishes initial access to a system, the attacker often attempts to create a persistent method of re-establishing access. One way to accomplish this is for the attacker to simply create a new account. Auditing of account creation is one method for mitigating this risk. A comprehensive account management process will ensure an audit trail documents the creation of application user accounts and, as required, notifies administrators and/or application owners. Such a process greatly reduces the risk that accounts will be surreptitiously created and provides logging that can be used for forensic purposes. To address access requirements, many application developers choose to integrate their applications with enterprise-level authentication/access/auditing mechanisms meeting or exceeding access control policy requirements. Such integration allows the application developer to off-load those access control functions and focus on core application features and functionality.
Mainframe Product Security Requirements Guide 2022-09-22


Check Text ( C-5713r299574_chk )
If the Mainframe Product employs an external security manager for all account management functions, this is not applicable.

Examine account management settings.

If the Mainframe Product does not automatically audit account creation, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-5713r299575_fix)
Configure the Mainframe Product account management settings to automatically audit account creation.