Authorized Owners increases the security of your Workspace Control environment by not allowing untrusted software applications to run. Untrusted applications are applications that are not installed by company authorized entities, such as administrators or automation accounts.
The feature is based on NTFS ownership and enables administrators to allow applications to be started only if the file owner of the application (executable) matches the configured list of NTFS owners (authorized owners).
Workspace Control checks applications to ensure that their ownership matches the configured authorized owners. If end-users launch an application and the NTFS file owner of the application is not found in the list of authorized owners, then Workspace Control prevents the application from starting.
Enable/Disable Authorized Owners feature
To enable or disable the Authorized Owners feature, follow these steps: