Application-Scoped Groups

Authorization Manager role-based access control (AzMan RBAC) also allows users to be collected into groups. AzMan RBAC groups are similar to groups in the Active Directory service, but they are maintained for a specific set of applications, a single application, or a scope within an application.

Authorization Manager introduces three types of application-scoped groups:

  • Application Basic Group: Similar to Windows security groups, the application basic group contains a list of members. Unlike Windows security groups, it also has an additional list for nonmembers. The nonmembers list allows for exceptions so that a large group can be used but a smaller group or particular user can be excluded.

  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Query Group: A group defined by an LDAP query (see [RFC4511]) against the attributes of a given Active Directory user account. At the time of access, the LDAP query is run to determine if the user is a member of that group. This allows for flexible group membership that remains up-to-date with the user's Active Directory account object. For example, a Managers group could contain an LDAP query that includes all users who have direct reports.

  •  BizRule-Based Group: This group allows membership to a group to be based on the AzMan BizRule script evaluation.