Principle of least privilege

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

The principle of least privilege means the process of assigning the least possible privileges to a user or component to complete a particular task. For example if you have a number of guest authors who write and publish articles on your WordPress website, only assign them the Author role. If you assign their users with Editor or Administrator role, they would have more permissions than they need and as such can result in a security issue. You can read more about the different user roles and capabilities in All about WordPress user roles and capabilities.

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