Definitions for "Discretionary access control list"
Part of the security descriptor for an object. The DACL can be applied to a newly created object in order to restrict access to the object. See also ACE, access right, ACL and security descriptor.
A part of the security descriptor that specifies which groups or users can access an object and the types of permissions assigned to the users or groups. Only the owner of an object or an administrator can change the permissions granted or denied in a DACL.
(DACL) An access control list that is controlled by the owner of an object and that specifies the access particular users or groups can have to the object. See also access control list and system access control list.