security identity

A security identity is an entity (i.e., a user, group, virtual group, or granted identity) that can be used to define a permission on a secured item, so that only authenticated users who are allowed to access this item can see it in its original repository or query results. A security identity is defined in a security identity provider.

For more information on sources that index permissions and on how Coveo handles these permissions, see Coveo Cloud Management of Security Identities and Item Permissions.