Access Control Gives You The Power To Assign Access To Applications & Data To Groups Of Users By Their Roles or Attributes
Access control is the process that allows you to grant or restrict access to applications and data to groups of users using a determined set of criteria such as their roles or attributes.
ROLE BASED ACCESS CONTROL
Role based access control (RBAC) defines roles based on information about users, e.g. department, job function, location, etc., to automate access and validate the appropriateness of entitlements that are granted. RBAC streamlines the access control approach maximizing operational efficiency.
ATTRIBUTE OR POLICY BASED ACCESS CONTROL
In attribute or policy based access control (ABAC or PBAC), a decision to allow access is made the point of authentication based on the value of specific attributes of the user seeking access.
This approach significantly decreases the administration required to maintain data security. It also ensures that data is available real time to those who need it and are authorized to view or use it.
No longer are provisioning requests required in order to gain access to the data since access is evaluated and granted real time.