Logical Access Control

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Logical Access Control

In computer security, being able to interact with data through access control procedures such as identification, authentication and authorization.

Logical access control is used for identification, authentication, authorization, and accountability in access with hardware. Logical access systems protect hardware from unauthorized use, as well as effectively identify and screen users at an administrative level.


Logical access controls who or what process is to have access to a specific information resource but also the type or level of access that is permitted, such as use, change, or view for:

  • PCs
  • Software
  • Databases
  • Networks