Just-in-Time Access To Athena
Utilize the seamless integration between Athena and Apono to streamline the automated administration of Athena database access. Easily configure dynamic access workflows, grant detailed permissions, and generate a comprehensive audit trail that outlines the who, why, and when of access to Athena.
Amazon Athena is a serverless, interactive query service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It allows you to analyze data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL queries. Athena is part of the broader AWS analytics and big data services, and it provides a convenient way to query and analyze large datasets without the need to set up or manage infrastructure.
Just-in-time (JIT) access involves assigning permissions to users or systems in real-time as needed, rather than maintaining continuous access. This strategy is frequently employed in cybersecurity to reduce the risk of security breaches by restricting unnecessary access. It aligns with the principle of least privilege (POLP), emphasizing that users should only have the minimum access levels required to fulfill their tasks.
Athena Use Cases
Developer JIT Access
- Limit access to the minimum required permissions and implement strict controls on when those permissions are granted. JIT access helps enhance overall security. This proactive approach reduces the risk of unauthorized access and potential security breaches.
- Integrate JIT access with your incident response plan. In the event of a security incident, having the ability to quickly adjust access permissions can be crucial for containing and mitigating the impact.
- Utilize JIT access with your identity management systems. This integration streamlines the process of aligning access permissions with changes in user roles, making it more efficient and less prone to errors.
Secure Break-glass Access
- Manage break-glass access, balancing the need for emergency access with the imperative of maintaining robust security measures.
- Implement comprehensive logging and monitoring systems to track and record break-glass access events.
- Dynamically grant only the permissions needed for the task at hand to prevent downtime and costly mistakes in production.
- Escape the frustration of ticket fatigue and the time-consuming nature of manual provisioning through the implementation of automated access flows.
- Embrace innovation to revolutionize your workflow, saving time and resources, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring a secure access management system.
- Automate your access control and witness a transformative shift in permission allocation within your organization.
Apono automates access management to Athena
Apono empowers teams to craft dynamic access flows, providing on-demand permissions with meticulous granularity and comprehensive audit capabilities.
Comprehensive Audit Log
Enhance Athena access and permissions transparency, facilitating comprehensive auditing for incident investigation and the implementation of scheduled reporting mechanisms to meet compliance requirements effectively.
Automating Access and Permissions to Athena
Automate Self-Serviceable permissions to Athena databases or schemas directly from Slack, Teams or from your CLI.
Granular Cloud Athena Access
Define Athena database and schema permissions as fine-grained as necessary.
Restricted Third-Party Access
Grant third-party (customer or vendor) time-based access to specific buckets, databases or instances with MFA verification.
Self-serve permissions to Cloud SQL database or collections directly from Slack, Teams or from your CLI.
Equip first-responders with the capability to access permissions on demand, while concurrently capturing essential incident context, details of granted access, and the chronological timeline of events.
Decreased Insider Threats
The implementation of just-in-time privilege escalation serves to mitigate internal threats by ensuring that personnel are granted access to sensitive information or specific operational capabilities only when essential. This precautionary measure helps prevent unauthorized or unintentional data access.
Automated Database Permissions Approval Workflows
Define access approval workflow based on defined organizational permission guardrails.
How Apono works in 3 steps
Three easy steps are what it takes to create Just-In-Time and Just Enough
permissions for everyone with access to your cloud assets and resources
Automatically discover all resources managed by Athena.
Define dynamic permission workflows and approval processes.
And that’s it! Now your team can directly request access to granular resources in a single click, automatically provisioned when you need it or shipped for approval – no more waiting for permissions or leaving them behind.
View a detailed access audit of who was granted access to which instances with what permission level and why.
No Secrets Stored
Full Access Visibility