Role-Based Access Control or (RBAC) grants or restricts system access to specific users based on their role within a company or organization. Employees or individuals are granted access to certain systems that enable them to perform their job but are restricted in the amount of control they have in the system.
Some users might have the ability to view a file while others have the capability to modify or create a specific file based on the permissions granted to them. In this type of system, certain employees will not have access to sensitive data if it is not necessary for their specific job function within the company or organization.
Within a Role-Based Access Control system, an individual can be set up in the system as an administrator, a specialist user, or an end-user. Users may have access to one role or multiple roles within the system for an allotted amount of time. If an individuals role changes within the company, you can easily remove the user from the system or restrict them from certain capabilities.
The benefit of using a Role-Based Access system is that it allows companies to have more control over their data security by allowing only certain individuals access to data-sensitive information. Another benefit of RBAC is that it reduces the administrative and IT support, saving the company a ton of money. RBAC is an easier and more efficient way to control access and it eliminates the need for constant paperwork and password changes when an employee is hired, fired, or changes into a different role.
If you’re considering implementing a Role-Based Access Control system into your company or organization, Prime Access Control has extensive experience within this area and can help you get started and answer any additional questions you might have about this type of system.