Title: An access model under cloud computing environment
Authors: Wen Gu; Cao Yang; Ying Yi
Addresses: College of Computer Science and Engineering, SanJiang University, Nanjing, 210012, China ' College of Computer Science and Engineering, SanJiang University, Nanjing, 210012, China ' College of Computer Science and Engineering, SanJiang University, Nanjing, 210012, China
Abstract: Concepts such as virtualisation, elasticity, and multi-tenancy have been embedded in cloud computing environments. Thus, the traditional access control model is no longer applicable to cloud computing environments, and designing a new access control model specific to the features of cloud computing environments is necessary. The software as a service (SaaS) pattern has gradually emerged as a type of cloud computing model that can address the information management requirements of small- and medium-sized enterprises. Given the features of SaaS application platforms, this study proposes a multi-tenant access control model called ST-RBAC under the SaaS pattern on the basis of a discussion of the current situation of access control models. The proposed model successfully deals with relationships among elements such as tenants, users, roles, and permissions. Hence, it can effectively guarantee user data safety and user permission management.
Keywords: cloud computing; SaaS; multi-tenant; access control.
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2020 Vol.22 No.2/3, pp.328 - 334
Received: 23 Apr 2019
Accepted: 13 Aug 2019
Published online: 18 May 2020 *