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Managing User Metadata

You may have read the Automate data access control decisions use case already. If so you are aware of the two paths you must choose between: orchestrated-RBAC vs ABAC. To manage user metadata with this particular use case, you should use ABAC.

This is because you must know the contents and sensitivity of every column in your data ecosystem to follow this use case. With orchestrated RBAC, you tag your columns with access logic baked in. ABAC means you tag your columns with facts: what is in the column. It is feasible to do the latter, extremely hard to do the former (unless you use tag lineage described in the next topic), especially in a data ecosystem with constant change. This means that your users will need to have facts about them that drive policy decisions (ABAC) rather than single variables that drive access (as in orchestrated-RBAC).

Understanding that, please read the ABAC section in the automate data access control decisions use case's Managing user metadata guide.