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access right

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A classification of the modes of access to an object granted to particular subjects, or groups of users. Thus, the owner of a file will typically have rights to read, write, or delete the...

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anonymous FTP

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A mechanism that allows a user to take copies of files from a network file server, without having a named account on the server. The user “anonymous” is allowed to log into the server, and...

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bounds registers

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Two registers whose contents are used to denote an area of memory for which there is access control. The area may be defined by beginning and ending addresses, or by the beginning address...

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controlled sharing

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Making used resources available to more than one using resource through an access control mechanism.

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discretionary access control

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(DAC)

A form of access control in which subjects may themselves create and alter access rights to objects, limited by any overriding constraints imposed by system administrators....

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execution states

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The various states in which a computer system may be operating; these states have differing degrees of ability or privilege attached to them. There may be two or more states. In the...

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group accounts

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An account associated with a group of users. Group accounts can be used to associate a series of access controls with a group of users: for example, ensuring that the group can only read or...

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identification

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(I-den-ti-fi-kay-shŏn)

(in psychological development) the process of adopting other people's characteristics more or less permanently. Identification with a parent is important in...

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mandatory access control

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The collection of policies and procedures which enforce a company's policy about the sharing of data, both between its employees and between employees and the public. Occasionally...

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public directory

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The area in the file store of a server that is generally accessible to users without having to go through access controls such as quoting a password. Such directories are used for storing...

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