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authorization

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  See Authorization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Authorize Processing

  The right or a permission that is granted to a system entity to access a system resource.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Authorization (RFC 4949)

  The process of verifying that a requested action or service is approved for a specific entity.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-152 under Authorization

  The granting or denying of access rights to a user, program, or process.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-27 Rev. A [Withdrawn]
NIST SP 800-33
NISTIR 7316 under Authorization

  The official management decision given by a senior official to authorize operation of a system or the common controls inherited by designated organizations systems and to explicitly accept the risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, and reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation based on the implementation of an agreed-upon set of security and privacy controls. Also known as authorization to operate.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Authorization

  Access privileges that are granted to an entity; conveying an “official” sanction to perform a security function or activity.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Authorization [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Authorization

  The official management decision of the Designated Authorizing Official to permit operation of an issuer after determining that the issuer’s reliability has satisfactorily been established through appropriate assessment processes.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-79-2 under Authorization

  See Authorization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Security Authorization
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Security Authorization
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Security Authorization
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Security Authorization
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Authorize Processing

  Access privileges granted to a user, program, or process or the act of granting those privileges.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  See authorization.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under authorize processing (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4, NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1)

  The process that takes place after authentication is complete to determine which resources/services are available to a WiMAX device.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-127 under Authorization

  Access privileges granted to an entity; conveys an “official” sanction to perform a security function or activity.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Authorization

  See Accreditation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Authorize Processing

  The process of initially establishing access privileges of an individual and subse­quently verifying the acceptability of a request for access.
Source(s):
NISTIR 4734 under Authorization