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Access Control

Acronym(s):
AC
Definition(s):

  The process of granting or denying specific requests: 1) obtain and use information and related information processing services; and 2) enter specific physical facilities (e.g., Federal buildings, military establishments, border crossing entrances).
Source(s): FIPS 201-2

  The process of granting or denying specific requests: 1) for obtaining and using information and related information processing services; and 2) to enter specific physical facilities (e.g., Federal buildings, military establishments, and border crossing entrances).
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from FIPS 201-1)

  The process of permitting or restricting access to applications at a granular level, such as per-user, per-group, and per-resources.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-113

  Enable authorized use of a resource while preventing unauthorized use or use in an unauthorized manner.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A
NIST SP 800-33

  Process of granting access to information system resources only to authorized users, programs, processes, or other systems.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-32

  The process of granting access to information technology (IT) system resources only to authorized users, programs, processes, or other systems.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-47

  Restricts access to resources to only privileged entities.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3

  Restricts access to resources only to privileged entities.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-57 Part 2
NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1

  Restrict the rights of devices or individuals to access a network or resources within a network.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-97

  The process of granting or denying specific requests to: (i) obtain and use information and related information processing services; and (ii) enter specific physical facilities (e.g., Federal buildings, military establishments, and border-crossing entrances).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-79-2

Synonym(s):

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