defer trust - computers

What does the phrase “to defer trust” mean? It comes from IT and is used in contexts like:
REFEREE (software) allows a user to defer trust – to authorize privileged credentials to decide the acceptability of another credential.
To restrict remote authentication and thereby defer client trust to the database, set the init.ora (Oracle9i control file) database configuration parameter in the following manner: REMOTE_OS_AUTHENT = FALSE
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To defer trust to a person/thing means to let that person/thing make a decision on whether to trust a third party or not.

If you defer client trust to the database, the database will check a client’s credentials and not you. You entrust the duty of checking credentials to the database.

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