What is Machine Identity?
Maybe the first time you saw the term machine identity you thought of a science fiction concept like singularity, SkyNet, or “I, Robot”. The term “service account” is probably a more familiar concept. Machine identity is the application of familiar privileged access management (PAM) concepts including identity, authentication, RBAC, least-privilege, auditing, etc. to non-human network entities (processes, services, containers and hosts).