Title: A task and role-based access control model in a computer-supported cooperative design system

Authors: Fei Ai; Ping Zhang; Guanglong Du

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China ' School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Abstract: To properly reflect the requirements of a computer-supported cooperative design system (CSCD), a task and role-based access control model (T&RBAC) is proposed. The T&RBAC model extends the T-RBAC model, defines the key elements, and the relationships of the elements. The concept of a 'usergroup' is introduced in the model to simplify user and authorisation management. Additionally, the classification of the role and task is presented according to the requirements of the CSCD's access control policy, and supports the permissions to be assigned to both the tasks and roles, and hence realises the active and passive access control policies. Finally, the T&RBAC model is validated in the CSCD system.

Keywords: computer-supported cooperative design system; CSCD; access control; task; role; adaptive communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2017.086651

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2017 Vol.10 No.3, pp.290 - 302

Received: 18 Sep 2014
Accepted: 10 Nov 2014

Published online: 11 Sep 2017 *

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