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What does the clause 'it should' mean in "…has access to resources it should”?

Security involves ensuring that the request only has access to resources it should.

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    the request only has access to resources which / that it (the request) should have access to. Dec 26, 2020 at 13:57
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    Your answer is the only result that turns up "Security involves ensuring that the request"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 26, 2020 at 14:01
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    Where did you find this sentence?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 26, 2020 at 14:01
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    Security ensures that the request has access only to the resources it should (have).
    – Ram Pillai
    Dec 26, 2020 at 16:06

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Security involves ensuring that the request only has access to resources it should.

I incorporate some of the comments and rephrase the sentence.

Security involves ensuring that the request has access only to the resources it should have access to/be given access to.

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  • Thank you very much.
    – user153498
    Apr 3, 2022 at 9:55
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OED

Ensure (v.) 8. To make certain/sure the occurrence or arrival of (an event), or the attainment of (a result); = assure v. 5.

1796 E. Burke Two Lett. Peace Regicide Directory France in Wks. (1842) II. 380 Whether the authority..can ensure their execution.

1839 C. Thirlwall Hist. Greece (new ed.) II. 339 Having taken no precautions to ensure regular supplies.

2019 Baslow Health Centre: In practice, this means ensuring that your personal confidential data (PCD) is handled in ways that are transparent

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