Play by Play: JitJea with Jeffrey Snover
A post-Snowden world calls for post-Snowden administration tools. Enter the Just Enough Administration (JEA) toolkit. JEA is a tool that lets you grant any user administrative power on a server, but does so in a way that gives the user precisely the amount of control and power that they need to do their job - and no more. In this Play by Play, Mark Minasi sits down with Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and PowerShell creator, Jeffrey Snover, to learn why we need the JEA toolkit, how to use it, and where future versions will go.
What you'll learn
How many users have full administrator access to your Windows network? In a post-Snowden world, we need a new way to grant permissions. The new principles of network configuration are Just-in Time (JIT) and Just Enough Administration (JEA): giving users the necessary rights and privileges to do their jobs, but limiting their power to only what they need. Obviously creating groups and policies to execute this kind of fine-grained control would be burdensome. The JEA toolkit promises a much easier way to accomplish this. JEA is a PowerShell toolkit that creates special sessions to grant User Accounts "run-as-administrator" permissions on commands, properties and settings they need to manage network resources. In this Play by Play, PowerShell creator and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, Jeffrey Snover, shows off the features of the JEA remote access architecture.