The Principle of Least Privilege

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.

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Story added 21. April 2017, content source with full text you can find at link above.