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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Security features range from boot protection, discretionary access control, key management, electronic signature, and DES-based data encryption and authentication.
The criteria for an E2/F-C2 rating are similar to those of the NCSC and require essentially the same functions -- identification and authentication, discretionary access control, audit and object reuse.
Along with features that meet the B1 MDIA requirements, Trusted UNICOS provides functional aspects of higher-level requirements, including B3 discretionary access control (DAC), B2 trusted facility management, and A1 trusted distribution, Falde said.