I was in a conversation recently in regards to Extensible Access Control Mark-up Language (XACML) and Attribute Based Access Control’s (ABAC) role in Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Risk Adaptable Based Access Control (RAdAC) and Security Access Mark-up Language (SAML). The question surrounded whether ABAC can or should replace the other Access Control models and/or
What is ABAC? Attribute Based Access Control is an effort to shift the paradigm of granting resource access to a specific user to granting access based on the value of a user’s attributes. While user authentication is still required the access is no longer granted via a specific ACL. Instead at the point of authentication
When testing your ABAC (Attribute Based Access Control) vendors solution you have or will have a few items to consider. The chief one being, will what we have bought or built suit our needs? When testing your ABAC (Attribute Based Access Control) vendors solution you have or will have a few items to consider. The
Identity Management is a very important part of today’s responsive IT environment. For about the last dozen years or so we have all been working diligently to connect each of our disparate systems and provision everything that we could get our connectors attached to. Identity Management continues to be a huge issue for many organizations.
In the Cloud context, sometimes it is not necessary to have user accounts in both the Identity Provider and the Service Provider. The requesting Identity Provider can categorize users based on groups, roles and other attribute information. So let’s use Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC). In the Cloud context, sometimes it is not necessary to