Updated: February 7, 2008
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Authorization Manager is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that can help provide effective control of access to resources. The two categories of role-based administration that benefit from this technology are user authorization roles, which are based on a user's job function, and computer configuration roles, which are based on a computer's function.
Desktop Deployment Center - Provisioning: Authorization Manager
Contains conceptual information about role-based security and Authorization Manager's implementation, as well as information about how to configure role and task definitions, how to create role assignments within an application, how to create and work with scopes, and understanding authorization rules.
Microsoft Support: Search the Support Knowledge Base
Search for the most recent information using the keywords of "Authorization Manager" and "azman."
Demystified Series: Getting Started with AzMan
This screencast from MSDN's Channel 9 forum explains the core concepts behind Authorization Manager.
Demystified Series: AzMan in the Enterprise
This screencast covers how you can use Authorization Manager in an enterprise environment by exploring real-world scenarios.
MSDN Architecture Webcast: Authorization Manager from the Developer Perspective (Level 200)
This webcast presents and overview of the role-based access control model used in Authorization Manager and how it can be integrated into applications.
Authorization Manager Model
Explore the developer documentation on MSDN to get a better understanding of application development requirements for Authorization Manager.