14.3. Administrative Access

The administrative account, usually known as administrator on Windows systems and root on Unix systems, is the account that has full access to any program or file on the system. The administrative user can also make global changes to the system configuration and add and delete other system accounts. In short, the administrative user has a lot of power.

As has already been established, when a user logs into their workstation, that user is really authenticating against a remote server. Generally there is also a local account for the user created on the workstation. This allows the user to log in, even when not connected to the network. There is a profile associated with each user on a network. There may be multiple ...

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