Access controlIn security, the term access control refers first to the practice of restricting entrance to a facility or property to authorized persons, and secondly to the mechanisms which keep track of entries (i.e. visitor's logs, security cameras or prevent access by unauthorized persons (i.e. gates, electronic locks, biometrics).
In telecommunication, the term access control has the following meanings:
3. The definition or restriction of the rights of individuals or application programs to obtain data from, or place data into, a storage device. There are several types of access control; for example Role Based Access Control. RBAC.
4. [The] process of limiting access to the resources of an AIS to authorized users, programs, processes, or other systems.
5. That function performed by the resource controller that allocates system resources to satisfy user requests.