What Is RBAC? Role-Based Access Control Definition, Benefits, Best Practices, and Examples

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), also known as role-based security, is a method that restricts system access to authorized users based on their role within an organization.

In order to protect confidential information and control what data is being accessed by their employees, almost all organizations nowadays use the Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) security system.

This way, work staff can only have access to information and perform actions they need to do their job being prevented from gaining additional data that doesn’t concern them. This is known as the principle of least privilege.

In other words, when Role-Based Access Control is implemented two departments of the same organization can’t see each other’s data as they have completely different levels and types of access privileges.

Statistics on data breaches showed us that permitting inappropriate levels of access to employees frequently leads to corporate data being lost or stolen hence implementing a RBAC mechanism is essential.

RBAC Benefits

There are many advantages of having a Role-Based Access Control System. Here are a few:

Less administrative tasks. Through RBAC implementation, security researchers and network administrators acquire absolute control and increased visibility into the operating system, platform, and application permissions. Additionally, it reduces the need for doing

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