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V-233078

The container platform application program interface (API) must uniquely identify and authenticate processes acting on behalf of the users.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000148-CTR-000350
Rule ID
SV-233078r599565_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000148
CCI
CCI-000764
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The container platform API can be used to perform any task within the platform. Often, the API is used to create tasks that perform some kind of maintenance task and run without user interaction. To guarantee the task is authorized, it is important to authenticate the task. These tasks, even though executed without user intervention, run on behalf of a user and must run with the user's authorization. If tasks are allowed to be created without authentication, users could bypass authentication and authorization mechanisms put in place for user interfaces. This could lead to users gaining greater access than given to the user putting the container platform into a compromised state.

Fix Text

Configure the container platform API to uniquely identify and authenticate processes acting on behalf of users.

Check Content

Review the container platform API configuration to determine if processes acting on behalf of users are uniquely identified and authenticated. If processes acting on behalf of users are not uniquely identified or are not authenticated, this is a finding.