What is a shared account? The simplest definition of a shared account is: a privileged account in an organization that multiple employees co-use. A shared account can be used for applications, services. impersonation, scheduled tasks, or common asset access. Organizations do not need to use shared accounts—it’s a choice based on their unique requirements and the potential fit for their IT environment Learn how shared accounts can be leveraged to improve IT administration, as well as the risks and benefits.