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Permissions are

[a]uthorization to perform operations associated with a specific shared resource, such as a file, directory, or printer. Permissions must be granted by the system administrator to individual user accounts or administrative groups.[1]
[t]he access available to system users attached to specific roles in a computing environment, as well as the mechanism for administering access to a specific object on a computer system. Depending on the system or application, permissions can be defined for a specific user, specific groups of users, or all users; or for a role, or groups of roles; or based on one or more user attributes.[2]

References Edit

  1. Justice Information Privacy Guideline - Developing, Drafting and Assessing Privacy Policy for Justice Information Systems, Glossary.
  2. NDSA Glossary.

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