Permission controls

The Flash Player client run-time security model has been designed around resources, which are objects such as SWF files, local data, and Internet URLs. Stakeholders are the parties who own or use those resources. Stakeholders can exercise controls (security settings) over their own resources, and each resource has four stakeholders. Flash Player strictly enforces a hierarchy of authority for these controls, as the following illustration shows:

Hierarchy of authority
Hierarchy of security controls

This means, for instance, that if an administrator restricts access to a resource, no other stakeholders can override that restriction.