Advanced Discovery of Privileged Accounts: ACLight

ACLight is a tool for discovering privileged accounts through advanced ACLs (Access Lists) analysis. It includes the discovery of Shadow Admins in the scanned network. The tool queries the Active Directory (AD) for its objects’ ACLs and then filters and analyzes the sensitive permissions of each one. The result is a list of domain privileged accounts in the network (from the advanced ACLs perspective of the AD). You can run the scan with just any regular user (could be non-privileged user) and it automatically scans all the domains of the scanned network forest.


Option 1:

  • Double click on “Execute-ACLight.bat”.

Option 2:

  • Open PowerShell (with -ExecutionPolicy Bypass)
  • Go to “ACLight” main folder
  • “Import-Module ‘.\ACLight.psm1’”
  • “Start-ACLsAnalysis”



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