Title: Distributed event-based access control

Authors: Clara Bertolissi, Maribel Fernandez

Addresses: Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille (LIF), Universite de Provence, Marseille 13453, France. ' Department of Computer Science, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK

Abstract: We propose an event-based access control model, called Distributed-DEBAC, that takes into account the behaviour of distributed systems. Distributed-DEBAC policies are specified using an algebraic-functional framework. The declarative nature of the model facilitates the analysis of policies, and direct implementations for access control checking even when resources and information are widely dispersed. We give examples of application.

Keywords: security policies; distributed access control; event-based access control; term rewriting; distributed evaluation; events; Distributed-DEBAC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICS.2009.031042

International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 2009 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.306 - 320

Published online: 18 Jan 2010 *

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