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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/25/2018 | 9:43:16 PM
Re: passwords
@Dr.T: The IT departments aren't necessarily more reliable, however...such as when they force you to choose between preset, terrible security questions, like "What was your first pet?" and "Who is your favorite movie star?"
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/25/2018 | 11:18:26 AM
Re: Limit access to the instance, not the class
assigned role might need to perform any tas I would be ok granting permissions based on the roles. If it goes below that as tasks that may be managing difficulties.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/25/2018 | 11:16:55 AM
Re: Limit access to the instance, not the class
A fundamental error in approach is to grant privileges based on what a person with a given title The title is certainly wrong approach to grant permissions.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/25/2018 | 11:15:21 AM
Re: Limit access to the instance, not the class
The salient word is "task" This is a good point. It needs to be related it the tasks users have to perform.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/25/2018 | 11:13:48 AM
Re: Limit access to the instance, not the class
enough privilege necessary to perform the task at hand. This is true, least privilege approach is good approach to follow.
Dr.T
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2/25/2018 | 11:11:45 AM
passwords
The passwords are one of the worst things that happen to the technologises we use today, it relies on the individual who are not by nature reliable.
BrianN060
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BrianN060,
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2/21/2018 | 9:05:59 PM
Limit access to the instance, not the class
"...access to resources is granted — but with the (sic), just enough privilege necessary to perform the task at hand." 

That's spot on.  The salient word is "task".  The specific task, not job (as in job title or job description), is what should determine access.  A fundamental error in approach is to grant privileges based on what a person with a given title or assigned role might need to perform any task, at any time, that falls within their job description. 


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