The Demystified Series is pleased to present a collection of screencasts on Windows Authorization Manager (AzMan). Keith Brown, a contributing editor for MSDN Magazine and co-founder of PluralSight, states that this series provides, “…what may be your first look at Authorization Manager – a hidden gem in Windows that can help you build Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) into your applications.” I trust you will discover this statement to be true for yourself as well.
In this “Getting Started with AzMan” session, Keith highlights the difference between Discretionary Access Control and Role-Based Access Control. He then touches on the benefits of “externalizing” your authorization policy where it can be managed by an administrator rather than hard-coding it into your application. And finishes out the session by demonstrating the AzMan GUI, describing the concepts of AzMan Roles, Tasks and Operations and showing a Windows PowerShell Cmdlet that manipulates the AzMan policy via its API.
Other AzMan screencasts:
AzMan in the Enterprise
AzMan on Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” and Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack
donovanf's Identity and Access Blog
AzMan Team Blog
Keith Brown's Blog