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access privileges

based on a person’s identity or the identity of their group, access privileges define what capabilities or features are available to them when they access a system, what files they can read or write, what programs they can run, what other users they can interact with, and so on.

Access privileges provide a level of security, preventing users from tampering with aspects of the in which system they don’t belong. Access privileges also allow a system to provide customized interfaces to users based on their roles in group interactions.