ETYM Cf. French autorisation.
(Alternate spelling: authorisation).
1. A power delegated from one person to another; SYN. authority.
2. The act of authorizing; SYN. authorisation, empowerment.
The process of granting rights to entities to allow them to access network resources.
In reference to computing, especially remote computers on a network, the right granted an individual to use the system and the data stored on it. Authorization is typically set up by a system administrator and verified by the computer based on some form of user identification, such as a code number or password. Also called: access privileges, permission. See also network, system administrator.