Active Directory security is often described as a way of controlling the keys to your IT castle — a metaphor that has merit but also important limitations. Active Directory does function as a gatekeeper, determining who has which keys for entering your network, as well as which data and other resources each of those keys can unlock. But unlike a stone building, your IT environment is an incredibly dynamic place, with users constantly coming and going, employees taking on new roles, new applications being added and other being retired, and so on. Therefore, Active Directory security is not a once-and-done event, like changing the locks on a castle, but an ongoing process.
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