Applications cannot directly manage information and knowledge access control
as they then become dependent of a content structure and security configuration.
Any change to the structure of information or to the security configuration implies that the applications need to
a serious and costly prospect that will also take the system off-line for an often uncontrollable amount of time.
A more structured and generalized information processing approach is required.
Ensuring that each information request is provided access to all and only the entitled information,
in any given context, entitlement sub-processes, typically provided as entitlement services, are required
and they are required to determine what content is applicable for any request.
The information access control granularity is also required to be unlimited.
These are strong knowledge architecture requirements that
only a generalized and recursive information and knowledge resource model and architecture presented here,
can support adequate entitlement and information security, through the various business processes.
Without entitlement management, business architecture and processes
can only be approximated and can never be fully managed, and structured.