Re: Politically correct term for four-eyes authorization?

Subject: Re: Politically correct term for four-eyes authorization?
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:51:50 -0700

In financial services we simply separate the roles as initiator or originator and a reviewer/approver. We don't bother to categorize it with a term other than as an approval authority separate from the originator.

Scott T.

> On Jun 23, 2015, at 23:09, Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com> wrote:
>
> But, presumably, neither originator nor approver would necessarily need to have two functioning eyes?
> in total, two or three eyes might be enough?
>
>
>> On 6/19/2015 1:02 AM, Robert Fekete wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> We have a problem with a term in our product documentation (and the UI as
>> well), and I'd like to ask for your collective wisdom.
>>
>> In line with the four-eyes principle, our product can require an authorizer
>> to approve (and possibly review) the actions of a user. Currently, this is
>> dubbed four-eyes authorization. The problem is that the "4-eyes" term is
>> derogatory and should be changed. Possible candidates we found and are
>> commonly used are "dual control" and "two-person rule", but these are not
>> as accurate, because in every definition I could find (for example,
>> http://www.theserverside.com/report/Integration-of-User-Control-Mechanisms-into-Secure-Critical-Applications
>> ), they refer to two users who have the same privileges to perform an
>> action, but can only do so together. In our setup, this is not the case,
>> one of the users is who performs the action, and the other approves that.
>>
>> If any of you works in an IT security or finance-related field, have you
>> encountered a problem with four-eyes before? (And how did you solve it?)
>>
>> Thanks a lot for your ideas in advance.
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Robert Fekete
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