Usable Access Control / Authorization examples

7 Feb 2006 - 6:59pm
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Andrew Otwell

Does anyone have good suggestions of usable access control /
authorization management interfaces?

The product I'm working on has some very complex behavior around users,
groups and access control to various system objects. (In some ways, it's
a lot like a CMS, so usable examples of those might be especially
helpful to me.)

We've found that the (overly) granular flexibility demanded by our
product manager forces some very ugly and confusing implications in the
UI (and in the underlying code, actually). Some of the complexity
specifically comes from the "meta-authorization" requirements:
controlling who has the rights to set access control for other users and

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