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Just In Time, Just Enough Administration


JitJea - A PowerShell toolkit to secure a post-Snowden world: When asked what to do about corporate hacking, Ex NSA Director Michael Hayden replied, "Man up and defend yourselves". Within a few years, Edward Snowden rocked the world by disclosing information he had gathered using his NSA administrative privileges. JitJea stands for Just In Time, Just Enough Admin. It is a PowerShell toolkit that you can use to "man up and defend yourselves" by allowing admins to perform functions without giving them admin privileges.


Jeffrey Snover is a Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect for the Windows Server & System Center Datacenter products, and is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell.

Responsible for setting the long term technical vision for these products and running the technology planning for the releases; ensuring the individual features combine to form a coherent customer solution that is robust, competitive and is in line with our long term architecture for industry wide initiatives particularly in areas of datacenter management.

A thirteen year veteran to the company with over 30 years of industry experience as the Divisional Architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft’s management technologies and product solutions.

He was an architect in the office of the CTO at Tivoli and a development manager of NetView, and had also worked as a Consulting Engineer and development manager at DEC, where he led various network and systems management projects.

He has held 8 patents prior to joining Microsoft, and has registered 30 patents since. He is a frequent speaker at industry and research conferences on a variety of management and language topics.

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