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Attribute-Based Access Control

What is ABAC?

Attribute-based access control is an authorization model that evaluates attributes (or characteristics), rather than roles, to determine access. The purpose of ABAC is to allow users to define more complex access-control rules to prevent other users from unauthorized actions — those that don't have "approved" characteristics as defined by an organization's security policies.

A simple example of an ABAC rule is defined below.


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ABAC Policy Editor UI