SSH.COM is one of the most trusted brands in cyber security. We help enterprises and agencies solve the security challenges of digital transformation with innovative access management solutions.
A system account is a user account that is created by an operating system during installation and that is used for operating system defined purposes.
The distinction of system accounts and service accounts is sometimes blurred. Many system accounts run operating system processes, and in this respect resemble service accounts. Some system accounts, such as
root, are also logged into by system administrators.
System accounts are generally privileged accounts.