Published: 10 July 2012
Analyst(s): Ian Glazer
The choices identity teams have for managing and enforcing access control have grown well beyond traditional mandatory and discretionary access control. Rule- and role-based access control, as well as the more recent attribute-based access control, all have a place in an overall authorization strategy. Identity teams also have a choice of where and when they choose to enforce authorization decisions. This Decision Point examines the tools and methods identity teams can use to manage and enforce authorization, and it provides a means for selecting appropriate authorization mechanisms for a given situation.
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