When faced with a problem, sometimes a radical solution is needed.
In our test environment we typically share login IDs. This makes it easy to have different IDs for different testing scenarios, and makes testing consistent. The question is: how should we share these IDs and passwords? Post them on sticky notes? Create a wiki page for them? None of these solutions are consistent with good security practices.
Our solution is a parrot. Specifically a parrot that, when hearing an ID, recites the associated password. This eliminates the sticky notes, the wiki pages, and the need to ask a co-worker for a password.
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Implementing this solution can be challenging but rewarding. Feel free to contact me with questions, or take a look at the many resources available on the web. There are online courses and even certifications. I am proud to be a CSPS: a Certified Security Parrot Specialist. (See my resume.)