We are happy to announce the release of SolarWinds® Access Rights Auditor, a free tool, designed to scan your Active Directory and file system and evaluate possible security risks due to existing user access rights.

 

 

Ever hear of risks and threats due to unresolved SIDs, globally accessible directories, directories with direct access, or groups in recursion –  and wondered if you were affected?

 

Access Rights Auditor helps you answer this question by identifying use cases such as these and allows you to export the overall risk summary in an easy-to-understand PDF report to be shared.

 

Don’t know where to start?

 

Let’s walk through a typical use case assuming we want to check the permissions and risks associated with a sensitive folder from the Finance department.

We type the phrase “invoices” in the search box and press enter (1).

 

The “Search Results” view displays the search history and all hits of your current search in the different categories available like folders, users, and groups.

We select the folder we are interested in by clicking on “Invoices” (2).

 

Now we’re redirected to the “Folder Details” view and immediately get all “Folder Risks” displayed – in this example, three occurrences of “Unresolvable SIDs” and “Changed Access Permissions.”

But it doesn’t end here, because some risks are inherited by directories. For example, from inactive user accounts with continued access. These hidden risks are also listed here in the “Account Risks” section.

 

Now we validate who has access in the “User and groups” section below and realize that in our example the “System” account and the “Domain Admins” group have “full control” access on the folder.

To select members of the “Domain Admins” group, simply click on the group and you’ll be redirected to the “Group details” view.

 

 

Access Rights Auditor improves your visibility into permissions and risks with just a few clicks.

 

Can’t believe it’s free? Go ahead and give it a try.

 

For more detailed information, check the Quick Reference guide here on THWACK® at https://thwack.solarwinds.com/docs/DOC-204485.

Download SolarWinds Access Rights Auditor at https://www.solarwinds.com/free-tools/access-rights-auditor.