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Access Control Requirements

(source: SBHBS06)

Description

The function of the access control security service is to permit or deny someone the right to perform an action on an asset, such as create, read, modify, or delete a data file. While each situation that calls for access control is unique, there are common generic requirements that apply to all access-control situations. This pattern provides a common generic set of access control requirements. The requirements address both the access control function and the properties of the access control service, such as ease of use and flexibility. The pattern also helps you to apply the general requirements to your specific situation, and helps you to determine the relative importance of conflicting requirements.

Pattern Type
Requirements