System Administration Guide: Security Services

RBAC Authorizations

An authorization is a discrete right that can be granted to a role or user. RBAC-compliant applications can check a user's authorizations prior to granting access to the application or specific operations within it. This check replaces the check in conventional UNIX applications for UID=0. For more information on authorizations, see Authorizations, The auth_attr Database, and Commands That Require Authorizations.