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What are RBAC and ABAC?
Role-based access control, or RBAC, is a method of determining data access that bases access decisions on assigned user roles. This form of access control has been used widely since its formal inception in the early 1990s. In recent years, however, RBAC has become less and less applicable on a large scale.
Attribute-based access control, or ABAC, is a method that bases access decisions on dynamic user attributes. Where RBAC’s static nature proves difficult to adapt to evolving data ecosystems, ABAC provides teams with the flexibility to apply and adjust policies as the number of data sources, users, and tools proliferate.
What You’ll Learn in This White Paper
Beyond defining RBAC and ABAC, this white paper elaborates on the evolution of access control methods that brought us to a point of decision. By walking through how and why access control has needed to change over time, this piece provides the background necessary to make an informed decision for how your organization chooses to control data access.