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Authorization is concerned with determining who is allowed to use an X display. An X terminal is usually a separate computer from the one running your programs. Authorization mechanisms stop other users on the computer to display their programs on your display.

There are two ways of authorization. The easiest allows any user on a specified computer to display on an X terminal, whereas the other allows only users with a ``magic cookie'' to display on an X terminal.

Mark O. Stitson
Wed Sep 25 10:45:32 BST 1996