Why are users having more privileges than what they were giving?

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Why are some users in their workstations having access to some files and applications that was not in the set up in their user profile? Recent investigation in our IT dept reveal that some users were have access to some files that was not in the privilege giving to them. The current privileges restrict them from some files yet they have access to those files.

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Why are users having more privileges than what they were giving?

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Hello,

 

There is not enough information about the specific system in use to give an answer for your particular situation, but there are three likely general possibilities:

 

  1. The restrictions are not being executed from every angle of access.

  1. Users with access and those without are sharing workstations, which results in common mistakes like a user who does not fully log off or remove security certificates.

  2. Faulty software (i.e., poorly installed, not updated, or poor quality) can sometimes not actually restrict use though all of the settings indicate it should.

 

One solid way to restrict access is to encrypt and password protect documents or folders.

 

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