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DEFINITION: Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something. In multi-user computer systems, a system administrator defines for the system which users are allowed access to the system and what privileges of use (such as access to which file directories, hours of access, amount of allocated storage space, and so forth). Assuming that someone has logged in to a computer operating  … 
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E-Book: Technical Guide on Managing Identities and Access Control
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EBOOK: SearchSecurity.com presents a comprehensive guide to managing user identities and access control within the enterprise. Our experts cover all the angles with technical advice on: centralized identity management; the importance of uniting IAM and data protection; developing policies for privileged users; and how to implement and maintain user roles.
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E-Zine: Software Testing Vol.2 - Testing Strategies for Complex Environments: Agile, SOA
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HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g & 11g: Account Security (Complimentary Chapter Download)
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EBOOK: Read this chapter from "HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g" (CRC Press, 2009) and learn how to secure Oracle by checking for weak passwords, configuring failed login policies, preventing DoS attacks with resource limits, and auditing user profiles.
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Defender 5: The Right Way to Prove, Identify and Establish Trust
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Presentation Transcript: Effective and Secure User Account Provisioning
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Effective provisioning means not only working with an identity and access management provider and its product, but it is also about business process, effective communication and phased implementation.
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Understanding and Simplifying Sharepoint 2007 Permissions Management
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Defining Identity Management
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How Secure is your sudo? - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Privileged Identity Management (PIM)
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Managing Identities and Access Control
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The Future of Authentication for Online Services
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PCI Compliance for Dummies
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A Process-based Approach to Protecting Privileged Accounts & Meeting Regulatory Compliance
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a sound, process-based approach to protecting the critical privileged accounts found in most applications, databases, and infrastructure devices throughout the enterprise. This approach integrates features like automated password resets and management workflows, secure storage of credentials, and a sealed operating system.
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Top Eight Do's and Don'ts of Managing Access Control in the Windows/AD Environment
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Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

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Enterprise Single Sign-On The Holy Grail of Computing
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WHITE PAPER: In today's enterprise, IT managers are faced with the growing challenge of keeping track of multiple passwords and system identities. In this document, we'll discuss how Quest approaches enterprise single sign-on and a unique solution that addresses nearly all facets of the challenges.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 02 Oct 2009

Dell Software

Role Based Access Control and Entitlement Management
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The new Role-Based Access Control utilities enforce entitlements down to the data and device level. The ability to effectively provision and audit these fine-grained controls across diverse technology domains is still a challenge. Read this transcript for practical guidance on how to implement a unified policy management infrastructure for RBAC.
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2009

FoxT

Realizing Asset-Centric and User-Centric Approaches to Security
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of both the asset-centric and the user-centric approaches to security. These approaches will be mapped towards the standard for Information Security: ISO 17799.
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PortalGuard: Strengthening Authentication to Adapt to Changing Circumstances™
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AUTHORIZATION DEFINITION (continued): … Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something. In multi-user computer systems, a system administrator defines for the system which users are allowed access to the system and what privileges of use (such as access to which file directories, hours of access, amount of allocated storage space, and so forth). Assuming that someone has logged in to a computer operating system or application, the system or application may want to identify what resources the user can be given during this session. Thus, authorization is sometimes seen as both the preliminary setting up of permissions by a system adminstrator and the actual checking of the permission values that have been set up when a user is getting access.Logically, authorization is preceded by authentication.
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