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Meaning of CAPABILITY

Pronunciation:  `keypu'bilitee

 
Matching Terms:  capabilities maturity model, capability maturity model

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An operating system security or access control model where specific types of access to a specific object are granted by giving a process this data structure or token.

The token may be unforgeable (typically by using encryption or hardware "tagged" memory). Capabilities are used in OSes such as hydra, keykos, eros, chorus/mix, and the stanford v system. Similar to kerberos, but in an OS context.

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