Title: Access control requirements for structured document in cloud computing

Authors: Zhiqiang Yao; Jinbo Xiong; Jianfeng Ma; Qi Li; Ximeng Liu

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China; Faculty of Software, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China; Faculty of Software, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China ' School of Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071, China

Abstract: Structured document plays a vital role in the information carrier in cloud computing. So apparently, secure access to structured document is a key technology for the quality control of cloud services. However, there is no prior work on discussing access control requirements for structured document in cloud computing. In this paper, we describe the 'live' characteristics of structured document and tenants' diverse action patterns to access structured document in cloud computing. And then, we systematically present the access control requirements for structured document in cloud computing from the following aspects: action-based, control tenants' access actions, tenants' privacy protection, fine-grained, multilevel security, and self-adaptive policies. Finally, we present an Action-Based Multilevel Access Control (ABMAC) model framework to implement the access control requirements. This work will provide a powerful support for proposing an efficient structured document protection framework in cloud computing.

Keywords: access control; structured documents; cloud computing; multilevel security; diverse access actions; quality control; privacy protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2013.056244

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2013 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.95 - 102

Received: 25 Aug 2012
Accepted: 23 Sep 2012

Published online: 01 Sep 2013 *

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