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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Authentication and discretionary access control in computer networks.
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.
The subsystem offers identification and authentication, discretionary access control, resource access control, object reuse, and audit functions.