Knowledge Architect/Reference/FAQ Bullets/Entitlement

What Is Entitlement?

  • Resource relations have relational qualities that include entitlement
  • Resource relations are directional and entitlement defines the capabilities of the relation subject, over the relation object resources
  • Resources can also have entitlement sensitivity qualities that can further limit effective entitlement
  • Capabilities include access control and define access type and conditions
  • Entitlement is a fundamental knowledge resource quality and structuring principle
  • Run-time (e.g. execution) environments, for every resource access request, dynamically combine all applicable entitlement, classification, and context rules, to determine and ensure that requesting resources are provided with all entitled access, over all entitled resources, in the given context, as well as track all implied requests, contexts, and resources
  • Complementing security tools that protect networks, systems, and applications, independent of platforms, systems, and applications, leveraging authentication solutions, entitlement uses encryption to build virtual walls around shared resources, which typically cross enterprise, system, and application walls
  • Effective entitlement typically uses dynamic selective encryption/decryption
  • Resource watermark qualities are typically used for high traceability and copy protection
  • Watermarked resource processing requires adaptive content watermarking pattern support
  • Entitlement is the main difference between sharing and giving
  • Without entitlement, sharing is giving