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RBAC

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Role Based Access Control
Role-Based Access Control

Definition(s):

  Access control based on user roles (i.e., a collection of access authorizations a user receives based on an explicit or implicit assumption of a given role). Role permissions may be inherited through a role hierarchy and typically reflect the permissions needed to perform defined functions within an organization. A given role may apply to a single individual or to several individuals.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Role-Based Access Control