Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Authorization Manager provides a flexible framework for integrating role-based access control into applications. It enables administrators who use those applications to provide access through assigned user roles that relate to job functions. Authorization Manager applications store authorization policy in the form of authorization stores that are stored in Active Directory or XML files and apply authorization policy at runtime.
Before using Authorization Manager, see Checklist: Before you start using Authorization Manager.
For help with specific tasks, see Authorization Manager How To....
For general background information, see Authorization Manager Concepts.