Ask Sucuri: What is the Principle of Least Privilege?
If you own a website and collaborate with others, the principle of least privilege should never be questioned. It is a computer science principle which has applications and benefits to strengthen your website security posture.
This principle is about:
- Using the minimal set of privileges on a system in order to perform an action.
- Granting those privileges only for the time the action is necessary.
Access Control Example
If you hire a gardener, you grant them access to your yard – not your bedroom, living room or your home office.