Concepts You’re Using Without Even Knowing: Role-Based Access Control

Welcome to our new series about technical concepts and features that you’re probably using every day without even knowing about it. We are running this series so that you get a deeper understanding of how these concepts impact your day-to-day operations, and how to make the best use of the tools at your disposal.

Our first article is about role-based access control, a commonly used way to manage application permissions and access to network resources based on the role allocated to a user. It’s also known as role-based security and it’s a concept every sysadmin should fully grasp.

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