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Definition Edit

Discretionary control is

the most common type of access control mechanism implemented in computer systems today. The basis of this kind of security is that an individual user, or program operating on the user's behalf, is allowed to specify explicitly the types of access other users (or programs executing on their behalf) may have to information under the user's control.[1]

References Edit

  1. A Guide to Understanding Discretionary Access Control in Trusted Systems, at 1.

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