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Administrative Account

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A user account with full privileges intended to be used only when performing personal computer (PC) management tasks, such as installing updates and application software, managing user accounts, and modifying operating system (OS) and application settings.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-114 [Superseded]

  A user account with full privileges on a computer.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-69