What is Role Based Access Control (RBAC)? | The Importance of Information Security Policies for AAA and User Access Rights

63. What is Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and why are information security policies so important, and do you offer comprehensive I.T. security documentation?

Role Based Access Control (RBAC) is a well-used principle regarding access rights for users to various system resources. More specifically, once users have successfully identified and authenticated themselves, they are then authorized (i.e., allowed) to perform certain functions and operations within those system resources based on specific roles afforded to them. For example, an individual designated as a business reporting administrator from an organization can generally perform specific functions, such as querying reports, developing statistical analytics, etc.

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In essence, these “functions” for such a role (i.e., business reporting administrator) have been clearly defined and established within a given system. Thus, the three (3) main rules for RBAC are role assignment (i.e., assignment of a role for a user), role authorization (i.e., authorization of a role for a user), and permissions (i.e., executing permissions, so long as the user is assigned to a role, and also authorized). Furthermore, RBAC plays an important role in the concept of Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA).

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