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Principle Of Least Privilege

The original formulation is the following: every program and every privileged user of the system should operate using the least amount of privilege necessary to complete the job. From Jerome H. Saltzer in 1974.

Variants and Alternative Names

  • principle of minimal privilege
  • principle of least authority

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Principle Statement

In a particular abstraction layer of a computing environment, every module (such as a process, a user, or a program, depending on the subject) must be able to access only the information and resources that are necessary for its legitimate purpose

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See section contrary principles.

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