CyberArk Application Access Manager
Updated Aug. 26 2020

This integration gives Venafi access to privileged credentials managed by CyberArk, allowing organizations to perform sensitive renewal, replacement and re-key operations without administrator involvement or the need to store credentials outside of the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution.
Business Outcomes
  • Scale use of automation with seamless, secure privileged credential access

  • Meet audit and compliance requirements for privileged account security

Integration Features
  • Fully automate credential access for privileged accounts needed to update machine identities

  • Utilize native credential objects to provide access to any other application or certificate authority

Solution Overview

Automating the lifecycle of keys and certificates to support a machine identity protection strategy, requires privileged credentials, and has typically required trade offs and compromise. Additionally, gaining privileged account access to enable this automation has been time consuming. To reduce the chances of attackers gaining unauthorized privilege account access, organizations gate access to credentials. However, while this can avoid the risks inherent in storing privileged account credentials on hard drivers or servers, it also makes keys and certificates less available for automation.

The combined solution is designed to help organizations strengthen their machine identity security by securing credentials centrally with CyberArk and reducing time-consuming administrative tasks that can also increase the risk of unnecessarily exposing private keys to additional people. By harnessing the full power of Venafi Platform automation and the CyberArk integration, organizations can now accelerate the speed of their security operations, increase agility to respond to incidents, such as a Certificate Authority (CA) compromise and reduce overall key and certificate lifetimes.

CyberArk Application Access Manager is part of the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution, a comprehensive solution to protect, monitor, detect, alert, and manage privileged accounts and other credentials for both human users, as well as applications, scripts and other non-human identities.