Using usage control to access XML databases

Sun, Lili and Li, Yan (2009) Using usage control to access XML databases. International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 1 (3). pp. 32-44. ISSN 1935-5688

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XML documents usually contain private information that cannot be shared by every user communities. It is widely used in web environment. XML database is becoming increasingly important since it consists of XML documents. Several applications for supporting selective access to data are available over the web. Usage control has been considered as the next generation access control model with distinguishing properties of decision continuity. It has been proven efficient to improve security administration with flexible authorization management. Object-oriented database systems represent complex data structure and XML databases may be stored in the objects-oriented database system. Therefore authorization models for XML databases could be used the same the models as object-oriented databases. In this paper, we propose usage control models to access XML databases and compare with an authorization model designed for object-oriented databases. We have analyzed the characteristics of various access authorizations and presented detailed models for different kinds of authorizations. Finally, comparisons with related works are analyzed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2010 11:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: XML; XML database; XML schema; usage access; authorization
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0802 Computation Theory and Mathematics > 080299 Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080604 Database Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences

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