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Status Under review
Workspace UrbanCode
Categories Deploy
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 7, 2021

Impersonation on Windows should be possible without requiring an admin or highly privileged account

According to the documentation of https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/urbancode-deploy/7.0.4?topic=steps-impersonation-windows-systems, the agent needs to run with any of the following users:

  • LocalSystem

  • Administrator

These accounts are admin accounts, which are against our corporate policies. While we are intending to use the current impersonation process on Windows, there is still the possibility to run without it (if you forget to activate it in the process or on agent level), given people access to administrator rights that they normally shouldn't have access to.


Hence, we are required to run the agent in a fully de-privileged mode according to our security governance.

Idea Priority Urgent
Why is it useful?

This is required to be compliant with our security policies of our enterprise.

Who would benefit from this IDEA? Every company who values security