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REQ.096 Set user required privileges

This document contains the details of the security requirements related to the definition and management of access control in the organization. This requirement establishes the importance of defining the required privileges for each user to access the sensitive information of the organization.


The privileges required by the users who will access the system must be defined.


  1. HIPAA Security Rules 164.312(a)(1): Access Control: Implement technical policies and procedures for electronic information systems that maintain electronic protected health information to allow access only to those persons or software programs that have been granted access rights as specified in 164.308(a)(4)

  2. HIPAA Security Rules 164.312(d): Person or Entity Authentication: Implement procedures to verify that a person or entity seeking access to electronic protected health information is the one claimed.

  3. OWASP-ASVS v3.1-4.4 Verify that access to sensitive records is protected, such that only authorized objects or data is accessible to each user (for example, protect against users tampering with a parameter to see or alter another user’s account).

  4. NIST 800-53 AC-2 (6) The information system implements the following dynamic privilege management capabilities: [Assignment: organization-defined list of dynamic privilege management capabilities].

  5. NIST 800-53 AC-2 (7) a The organization establishes and administers privileged user accounts in accordance with a role-based access scheme that organizes allowed information system access and privileges into roles.

  6. NIST 800-53 AC-2 (7) b The organization monitors privileged role assignments.

  7. NIST 800-53 AC-2 (7) c The organization Takes [Assignment: organization-defined actions] when privileged role assignments are no longer appropriate.

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