VCWN-06-000034 - The system must use unique service accounts when applications connect to vCenter.


In order to not violate non-repudiation (i.e., deny the authenticity of who is connecting to vCenter), when applications need to connect to vCenter they should use unique service accounts.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


For applications sharing service accounts create a new service account to assign to the application so that no application shares a service account with another.

When standing up a new application that requires access to vCenter always create a new service account prior to installation and grant only the permissions needed for that application.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Group-ID|V-64009, Rule-ID|SV-78499r1_rule, STIG-ID|VCWN-06-000034, Vuln-ID|V-64009

Plugin: VMware

Control ID: 88fc5db8b439f95281c4f2d5c8d7a59185125a49f7a2cc34c6e7700d75e72a82