About Authorization

The following sections provide information about authorization.


Access Control

Security features that control who can access resources in the operating system. Applications call access control functions to set who can access specific resources or control access to resources provided by the application.

Access Control Editor

Create and use property sheets and property pages that enable the user to view and modify the components of an object's security descriptor.

Client/Server Access Control

Server applications that provide services to clients.

Access Control for Application Resources

Role-based and ACL-based access control for application resources.

Mandatory Integrity Control

System-level access control for securable objects.

User Account Control

Security feature that enables users to perform common tasks as nonadministrators, called standard users, and as administrators without having to switch users, log off, or use Run As.