Discretionary access control systems offer a flexible approach to authorization, allowing users to assign access permissions to other users—the owners of files, computers, and other resources have the discretion to configure permissions as they see fit. Discretionary access control systems are the most common form of access control because they provide organizations with needed flexibility. Explore the concept of discretionary access controls in this video.
- [Instructor] Discretionary access control systems…offer a flexible approach to authorization.…Allowing users to assign access permissions…to other users.…The owners of files, computers,…and other resources…have the discretion to configure…permissions as they see fit.…Discretionary access control systems…are the most common form of access control…because they provide organization…with needed flexibility.…Imagine if users in your organization…didn't have the ability to assign file rights…to other users as needed,…and IT has to be involved in every request.…
That would certainly make life difficult,…wouldn't it?…Let's look at an example of a discretionary…access control system.…Imagine that we have a file…containing information on some…of the organizations employees.…Alice, an analyst within Human Resources…created the file…and the operating system recognizes her…as the file owner.…Alice, however created this file…at Bob's request and she wants Bob…to have permission to do everything…that Alice can do.…Alice gives Bob full control permission…
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