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Authorization - definitions

Authorization - A process ensuring that correctly authenticated users can access only those resources for which the owner has given them approval.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 18 November 2009 08:49:58, External

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authorization - Authorization is the act of granting a person or other entity permission to use resources in a secured environment. This is usually tightly linked to authentication. A person or other identity first authenticates and then is given pre-determined access rights. They now have the authority to take specific actions.

The process of deciding what permissions are given begins with policies--decisions made and documented by the owners of the resources. The policies may be based on a user's identity or on the user's role within the organization, or a combination of the two.

[Category=Data Security ]

Source: RSA, 09 August 2011 10:03:53, External

authorization - [computing] Completion of the software registration process. During authorization, the single-use or server product and/or extensions have been installed and registered, and an authorization file has been generated through the appropriate registration wizard and sent to the software user.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 24 January 2012 16:35:21, External 

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