Centrify Delegated Machine Credentials


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During enrollment of a computer to the service, the computer communicates with Vault Suite by using its own authentication credentials in the background. You can make use of those same computer or machine credentials to call APIs against your tenant. Using the computer credentials simplifies the authentication process for your automation needs and provides a more secure, contained approach to privileged access. This feature of brokering the computer's trusted credentials without granting direct access to them is called delegated machine credentials or DMC.

By using delegated machine credentials, you don't have to set up another OAUTH2 client application and an associated service account with yet another password to manage and so forth. Doing it this way is both more secure and easier to automate.


Austin Wolff

Senior Systems Engineer, Centrify

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