Definition of Privilege

Definition of computer security terms: Privilege

The terms Privileges and Resources are often used when discussing Role Based Access Control (RBAC).

A privilege may be defined as any of the following:

  • A target system.
  • A security group on a target system.
  • Some user attributes on a target system.
  • Some user profile attributes in the user provisioning system (may not be mapped to a target system, or may be mapped to several).