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principle of least privilege (PoLP)

The Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP) is an information security concept that limits user access rights to

a minimum. In effect, users can only access the applications and resources that are essential to their work and for which they are authorized. The minimum access rights can relate to resources and files

andto various other criteria such as the area of activity, the department, the location or the time of day. All restrictive measures are configured by the administrators in such a way that access by unauthorized persons is avoided as far as possible. With the principle of minimal privileges, a user account

isonly granted as many access rights as are necessary for the user to just be able to run his application.

Since with PoLP the user only has limited access to programs, files and other resources, the PoLP principle creates greater system security and more stable system conditions.

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Englisch: principle of least privilege - PoLP
Updated at: 20.11.2018
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