Implementing Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Enhanced System Security and Efficient User Management
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), also known as role-based security, serves as a method to constrain system access. It orchestrates permissions and privileges, encapsulating them within a defined user role, which in turn delineates the scope of accessible resources for a user.
It’s imperative for an organization to allocate a role within the RBAC framework to every employee, partner, or customer, as the role dictates the permissions system grants. Common roles, like an administrator, a manager, and a user, all possess varying permissions. In this setting, an administrator enjoys the broadest permissions, enabling actions like overseeing the organization’s B2B2C platform, managing users, and more. Conversely, a manager might have analogous permissions but lacks access to platform configuration, while a user role entails the most restrictive permissions.
Adding RBAC to Apps
When using Identity Pools as an identity source for your users, you can define and store role-related information about the users. Cloudentity is a powerful authorization platform that allows you to protect your applications, services, and APIs.
Cloudentity authorization platform makes it easy to define authorization policies for Role-Based Access Control. You can do it either using Cloudentity policies and their visual editor or define authorization policies using REGO language.
Create and configure identity pool:
To be able to include information about the user in an access token, add a new attribute to the authentication context of your workspace and map the user role (from the user metadata) to the newly created attribute.
Add a token claim based on the authentication context attribute you added.