DAC – Discretionary Access Control

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DAC – Discretionary Access Control

is a security model that allows the owner of a resource to determine who can access and manipulate that resource.

  • A resource has an ACL (Access Control List), with a list of permissions to users or groups.
  • The usual permissions are: read, write, delete, and execute.
  • It is the user who decides about the permissions.
  • There is no central authority to manage the permissions.
  • Pros: Fine-grained control, simplicity, flexibility
  • Cons: Not suitable for large environments.

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