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Role-based access controls (RBAC)

Role-based access controls (RBAC) regulate access to computer or network resources based on assigned user roles. Each "user role" defines a set of permissions that allow individual users to perform specific tasks, such as view, create, or modify a file.

The components of RBAC such as role-permissions, user-role and role-role relationships make it simple to perform user assignments. Roles are defined according to job skills, authority, and responsibility.

Related terms

  • User
  • User roles

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