I might be missing a fundamental difference between the two, but shouldn't the tag Privileges be a synonym of the tag Permissions?

(Click either tag above to view their info/about page)

Ironically the short description of each references the other word. For example the short description of defines it as:

Privileges granted to an account or role through the security mechanism of an operating system, database manager or other system.

Whereas the short description of defines it as:

Permissions associated with, or required for, an operation on a database system.

Those descriptions alone give credence in my mind that the terms are synonymous....

Personally I prefer the term Permissions to Privileges, but I would support either term as the primary.


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(141 questions) should be a synonym of (381 questions).

The tag should also be merged into .

I have added the synonym and performed the merge now.

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