discretionary access control


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discretionary access control

An access control system that permits specific entities (people, processes, devices) to access system resources according to permissions for each particular entity. Contrast with mandatory access control and role-based access control.
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To achieve a C2 rating, a system must be able to isolate the resources to be protected so that their access can be controlled and audited via appropriate discretionary access control (DAC) rules.
0, a boot protection module, has been released as a standalone program for users whose primary need is to protect their information resources by providing discretionary access control to individual or networked PCs.
EAC for Windows 95 incorporates the functionality required for the protection of unclassified, sensitive information by the US Department of Defense, including Identification and Authentication, Discretionary Access Control, Auditing and "Object Reuse.