Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is a method for regulating access to computer or network resources based on the roles of individual users within an organization. In simple terms, RBAC assigns permissions to roles, and then roles are assigned to users. This approach streamlines and simplifies the management of permissions, as roles can be assigned according to job functions rather than to individual users.

Benefits of RBAC: 

  • Improved Security: By granting access only to the resources necessary for a role, RBAC reduces the risk of unauthorized access.
  • Simplified Management: Administrators can easily assign and change roles, without having to update permissions for each user individually.
  • Consistent Access Control: Ensures that all users with the same role have the same access permissions.
  • Reduced Administrative Work: Minimizes the effort required to manage user permissions as users change roles or leave the organization.
  • Compliance and Auditing: Facilitates compliance with regulatory standards by clearly defining access controls and making it easier to audit user activities and access rights.