Access

(1: Noun)

Access is the ability to use a service, information, or other resource.

It can describe a state that occurs in a transaction:

The system granted access to the requested file.

It can describe a continuing entitlement:

All staff members have access to the email system.

(2: Verb)

To access is to obtain permission to use a controlled resource.

Accessing a system usually involves authentication as a precursor to obtaining authorisation.  For this reason access is sometimes used as a synonym for ‘login’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s