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Incremental authorization

Overview#

Incremental authorization is a concept within Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Principle of least privilege where as an entity is only granted the privileges required.

Incremental authorization is a concept within Privacy Enhancing Technologies and

authorization requests that include every scope the client might ever need can result in over-scoped authorization and a sub-optimal User Experience.

Incremental authorization allows the ability to request specific authorization as needed, when they're needed, removing the requirement to request every possible authorization that might be needed upfront.

Incremental authorization Payment Card #

Incremental authorization is when a request for an additional dollar amount on a prior authorization. An Incremental authorization is used when the final amount for a transaction is greater than the dollar amount of the original authorization. Incremental authorizations are common in the lodging industry. For example, a hotel guest might register for one night, but then decide to extend the reservation for additional night. In that case, an Incremental authorization might be performed in order to get approval for additional charges pertaining to the second night.

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