Access Control List


Access Control List (ACL) is typically a list of Access Control permissions.

Internet Security Glossary (RFC 4949)#

Access Control List is a mechanism that implements Access Control for a system resource by enumerating the system entities that are permitted to access the resource and stating, either implicitly or explicitly, the access modes granted to each entity. (Compare: access control matrix, access list, access profile, capability list.)


For EDirectory Access Control List is also an ACL (eDirectory Attribute)


Access Control List in Microsoft Active Directory is a list of Access Control Entries (ACE).
Microsoft says - Do not try to work directly with the contents of an Access Control List. To ensure that ACLs are semantically correct, use the appropriate functions to create and manipulate ACLs.
Microsoft says - ACLs also provide access control to Microsoft Active Directory directory service objects. Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) include routines to create and modify the contents of these ACLs.

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