Access Control List (ACL)

A list of permissions associated with an object. The list specifies who or what is allowed to access the object and what operations are allowed to be performed on the object.  

See CNSSI 4009-2015 and NIST SP 800-179 under Access Control List (ACL) (NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2) for more information. 

A mechanism that implements access control for a system resource by enumerating the identities of the system entities that are permitted to access the resources. 

See NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Access Control List (ACL) (RFC 4949) for more information. 

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