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An occasional user of system who does not have a personal/ unique user ID and password but logs on infrequently as 'Guest'. This practice is quite common in offices where staff usually work in other locations and only log on as guests to the main system when in the base office. Guest passwords may also be granted to persons temporarily associated with the organisation, such as short term temporary staff, students, trainees, etc.

Since they are often not specific to a named individual, Guest passwords should normally allow only minimal access rights. 'Guests' are also commonly known as 'Visitors'.

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