Generically, a Resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced which is often referred to as an "asset".

Resource may be any of the following:

For most of the discussions on LDAP Wiki, we are probably refer to a Protected Resource or a resource that a Subject is attempting to access.

Resource may refer to a Information Technology Resources or any physical facilities

Typically resources are materials or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable.

From a human perspective a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants.

From a broader biological or ecological perspective a resource satisfies the needs of a living organism (see biological resource).[1]

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[#1] Adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource 2012-09-30