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- A data structure that contains authentication and authorization information for a user. Windows creates the access token when the user logs on and the user's identity is confirmed. The access token contains the user's security ID (SID), the list of groups that the user is a member of, and the list of privileges held by that user. Each process or thread started for the user inherits a copy of the access token. In some cases a user may have more than one access token, with different levels of authority.
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- elevated privilege, filtered access token, filtered group, full access token, full privilege access token, low integrity access token, process access token, restricted access token, restricted token, split access token, standard user, Standard User Analyzer, Token, UAC access token, UAC user, Windows NT token-based application
- A data structure that contains authorization information for a user or group. A system uses an access token to control access to securable objects and to control the ability of a user to perform various system-related operations on a local computer.
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- Access Control Entry (ACE), Access Control List (ACL), ACE, ACL, Delegation, Inheritance, Security context, Security descriptor, Token