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Enable computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment

Description

Determines which users can set the Trusted for Delegation setting on a user or computer object.

The user or object that is granted this privilege must have write access to the account control flags on the user or computer object. A server process running on a computer (or under a user context) that is trusted for delegation can access resources on another computer using a client's delegated credentials, as long as the client's account does not have the Account cannot be delegated account control flag set.

This user right is defined in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local security policy of workstations and servers.

The default groups that have this right on each platform are:

  • Workstations and Servers

    • (none)

  • Domain Controllers

    • Administrators

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Misuse of this privilege or of the Trusted for Delegation setting could make the network vulnerable to sophisticated attacks using Trojan horse programs that impersonate incoming clients and use their credentials to gain access to network resources.

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