Risks with the Interactive local account being added to the local GP in the create global objects user rights to enable enhanced functionality in the newer App space developed in house and potentially
Posted on 2010-08-31
The Server8.inf file that is imported in the SOE build process on the Citrix servers in both farms, which is the server SOE that is applied to all servers and we make adjustments based on requirements, has as a component (line 58) some adjustments to the local user account 'INTERACTIVE'
In particular this account is removed from the local user rights assignment, 'Create Global Objects'
We have found recently with some of the Oracle in house created front end applications, being they run under the user context and create named pipes to Oracle backend based on tnsnames.ora files rather than a SystemDSN that these application/s (also some .net apps) throw access exceptions and security audit outputs such as SeCreateGlobalPrivilege failures
By including the Interactive account on the Create Global objects, as is the case on a Desktop, we can allow applications to function correctly under a non privilege user context eg not require the Application AD group to be added to Power users locally and in some cases the Local Admins group.
Question is, Would there be any IT security issues with the Interactive local account being added to the local GP in the create global objects user rights to enable enhanced functionality in the newer App space developed in house and potentially remove some elevated privileges that have been applied in other cases?
If so what what would be a consequence and remedy?