Authorization Authorization is the mechanism by which a system determines what level of access a particular authenticated user should have to secured resources controlled by the system. For example, a database management system might be designed so as to provide certain specified individuals with the ability to retrieve information from a database but not the ability to change data stored in the datbase, while giving other individuals the ability to change data.

Authorization systems provide answers to the questions:

Is user X authorized to access resource A?
Is user X authorized to perform operation B?
Is user X authorized to perform operation B on resource A?

Authentication and authorization are somewhat tightly-coupled mechanisms -- authorization systems depend on secure authentication systems to ensure that users are who they claim to be and thus prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to secured resources.
  • Data Security

    Data Security Games, Accounting, Customer Management Systems, all of these and much more have one thing in common. The information they make available must be controlled to ensure the right information is available to the right person at the right time.

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  • Authentication

    Authentication Authentication is simply ensuring that who a user claims to be is actually who the user is. Through authentication we verify the identity of a user who attampts access to secured information.

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