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The web server must not perform user management for hosted applications.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-55989 SRG-APP-000141-WSR-000015 SV-70243r2_rule Medium
User management and authentication can be an essential part of any application hosted by the web server. Along with authenticating users, the user management function must perform several other tasks like password complexity, locking users after a configurable number of failed logins, and management of temporary and emergency accounts; and all of this must be done enterprise-wide. The web server contains a minimal user management function, but the web server user management function does not offer enterprise-wide user management, and user management is not the primary function of the web server. User management for the hosted applications should be done through a facility that is built for enterprise-wide user management, like LDAP and Active Directory.
Web Server Security Requirements Guide 2019-03-20


Check Text ( C-56559r2_chk )
Review the web server documentation and configuration to determine if the web server is being used as a user management application.

If the web server is being used to perform user management for the hosted applications, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60867r1_fix)
Configure the web server to disable user management functionality.