Doc:NIST SP 800-53r3 Appendix F/IA-4

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IA-4 IDENTIFIER MANAGEMENT

Control: The organization manages information system identifiers for users and devices by:
a. Receiving authorization from a designated organizational official to assign a user or device identifier;
b. Selecting an identifier that uniquely identifies an individual or device;
c. Assigning the user identifier to the intended party or the device identifier to the intended device;
d. Preventing reuse of user or device identifiers for [Assignment: organization-defined time period]; and
e. Disabling the user identifier after [Assignment: organization-defined time period of inactivity].
Supplemental Guidance: Common device identifiers include media access control (MAC) or Internet protocol (IP) addresses, or device-unique token identifiers. Management of user identifiers is not applicable to shared information system accounts (e.g., guest and anonymous accounts). It is commonly the case that a user identifier is the name of an information system account associated with an individual. In such instances, identifier management is largely addressed by the account management activities of AC-2. IA-4 also covers user identifiers not necessarily associated with an information system account (e.g., the identifier used in a physical security control database accessed by a badge reader system for access to the information system). Related control: AC-2, IA-2.
Control Enhancements: