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IAM.2.01 - Unique Identifiers Control Guidance

IAM.2.01 - Unique Identifiers

Control Statement

GitLab requires unique identifiers for user accounts and prevents identifier reuse.


An unique identifier allows for every user's action to be logically separated and uniquely identified. It helps use detected and prevent abuse and suspicious activity.


An unique identifier (UID) is a numeric or alphanumeric string that is associated with a single entity within a given system. UIDs make it possible to address that entity, so that it can be accessed and interacted with



Additional control information and project tracking

Non-public information relating to this security control as well as links to the work associated with various phases of project work can be found in the Unique Identifiers control issue.

Policy Reference

Framework Mapping