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Question about generic accounts

isaacr25 asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a theoretical question concerning best practice for usage of generic accounts (regardless of whether its network accounts, application accounts etc).

We're trying to limit the number of generic accounts that are being created and used. But we're trying to find the right balance also. So, should we try to "re-use" the same generic account for as many reasonable purposes as possible?

In other words, should we try to use the same generic account for different functions within the same application (assuming of course that the permissions are appropriate etc)?

Thanks in advance.
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