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system boundary

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

authorization boundary

Definition(s):

  All components of an information system to be authorized for operation by an authorizing official and excludes separately authorized systems, to which the information system is connected.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under authorization boundary from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4, NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1, NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1

  All components of an information system to be authorized for operation by an authorizing official. This excludes separately authorized systems to which the information system is connected.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under authorization boundary
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 under authorization boundary from OMB Circular A-130 (2016)

  See Authorization Boundary.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2