Last week, we talked about the risks that come with granting OAuth tokens without restraint across your organization and mentioned two ways to manage this process:
- You can periodically check your Google admin console to see what permissions are authorized and manually revoke access where needed.
- Or you can also easily track this information with YeshID.
Our intuitive dashboards present a comprehensive overview of access to your Google Workspace, showcasing the interconnected web of permissions granted to third-party applications. This helps leaders easily identify which apps or services have broad access to sensitive data and understand the potential risks associated with each OAuth grant.
And today, we’re making it even easier to gather those insights and take immediate action with new data visualization capabilities in YeshID.
Let’s explore how data visualization can play a pivotal role in mitigating risks like data exposure and unintentional oversharing of permissions. We’ll introduce you to our new visualization tool along the way.
Our risk representation of OAuth scopes
Humans are really good at pattern recognition, and seeing things drawn or color-coded can help us quickly grasp a concept. In this case, we can use data visualization to provide a granular representation of OAuth scopes (the permissions granted to applications), breaking them down into easily digestible components and allowing you to pinpoint areas of high risk.
This clarity enables informed decision-making when it comes to understanding exposure from connected applications and adjusting permissions to align with organizational security policies. YeshID’s data visualization breaks OAuth scopes into a digestible color-coded graph so you can easily pinpoint areas of risk. We use Google’s sensitive/restricted scope classification system to categorize granted scopes on a green, yellow, red basis. Find an anomaly? We also make it easy to revoke or block access.
Not just a pretty picture
Once you have an idea of what looks suspicious, YeshID makes it easy to act with options to revoke, block, or manage applications.
- Revoking a third-party application’s access essentially invalidates the access that your users have granted to an application. However, this is temporary and your user could grant permissions again. We allow you to mark it as ‘Forbidden,’ and we will highlight it if access has been regranted.
- Blocking an OAuth token goes a step further by preventing the associated application from requesting access to the user’s Google Workspace data altogether — a cumbersome process when done through the Admin Console.
Here it is in action.
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Data visualization within YeshID transforms the complexity of app access management into a visual narrative that’s easier to grasp at a glance. By harnessing the power of visualizations, you can navigate the challenges of OAuth tokens, enhance security measures, and foster a culture of awareness and responsibility among users. Learn more.