What Is Allowlisting?

June 26, 2023

Allowlisting is a security measure in which an admin defines a list of trusted entities (files, users, apps, IP addresses, domains, etc.) permitted to open or execute on a device, system, or network. For example, a security team may allowlist specific IP addresses to access a network, or a server may allowlist certain domains to access its API.

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