Role-based access control (RBAC), also known as role-based security, restricts network access based on the role a user has within an organization.

RBAC is a policy-neutral access-control mechanism. The components of RBAC are role permissions, user roles, and role-to-role relationships. RBAC improves cybersecurity and protects sensitive data.

Kubernetes enables RBAC by default. See Using RBAC Authorization for details.