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About data access policies

Learn about data access policies.

Vault lets you control how sensitive data is accessed using advanced data access policies.

On top of standard role-based-access-controls (RBAC), Vault supports granular policies by taking into account:

  • Request context - for example, the reason for accessing the data.
  • Data context - for example, the origin of the data.

These policies are a powerful capability, unlocking many privacy and compliance use-cases, for example:

  • Allow marketing entities (jobs and roles) to access a customer's email only if they have consented to marketing emails.
  • Allow access to personal information for legal reasons only when the legal representative is in the same jurisdiction as the person accessed.
  • Allow an engineer to access users' information only when the engineer is on active duty.

Vault provides a powerful identity and access management and advanced data access controls to govern data access.

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