Role-based Access Control

The Authorization Manager API and MMC snap-in provide applications with a role-based access control framework. The Authorization Manager API, also known as AzMan, provides a simplified development model in which to manage flexible groups and business rules and store authorization policies. For more information, see the following topics:

Windows XP:  The Authorization Manager API and MMC snap-in are available as a download (Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack) from This download supports administration and development of Authorization Manager policies; it does not support deployment of applications that use Authorization Manager to control access.

Related topics

Authorization Interfaces
Authorization Objects
Using Authorization in C++
Using Authorization in Script