Access Rights

What is Access Rights?

Access rights refer to the specific permissions or privileges granted to users, which determine what they can do within the portal. These rights dictates what users can do, data they can access, and functionalities they can engage with based on their roles as defined by organizational policies and structure. 

How is it used in client portals?

Access rights defines how certain users can interact with files and functions within the portal, which usually include the following controls:

  • Read-Only Access: Both internal and external users can view data and files but cannot make any changes without admin permission. 
  • Data Visibility: Authorized users can only view and modify data based on the scope of their roles, as defined by their work requirements and organization. 
  • Upload/Download Permissions: Not all files can be uploaded to, or download from the server to prevent data leaks or cybersecurity issues. 
  • Admin Access: Users with administrative rights can configure portal settings, manage user accounts, and oversee overall functionality.

What is the principle of least privilege in access rights?

This principle ensures that users are only granted the minimum level of access necessary for their job functions, significantly reducing the risk of unauthorized access and enhancing security.

How often should access rights be reviewed in a client portal?

It’s essential to regularly review and update access rights to reflect changes in organizational structure, user roles, or security requirements.

Can access rights be customized for different user groups in a client portal?

Yes, access rights in client portals can be customized for different user groups to provide appropriate access levels based on their specific roles and responsibilities.

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