Specifying role-based access constraints with object constraint language

Wang, Hua and Zhang, Yanchun and Cao, Jinli and Yang, Jian (2004) Specifying role-based access constraints with object constraint language. In: 6th Asia-Pacific Web Conference: Advanced Web Technologies and Applications (APWeb 2004), 14-17 April 2004, Hangzhou, China.

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Constraints are an important aspect of role-based access control (RBAC). Constraints have to be satisfied when an administrator wants to assign (revoke) a role to a user or a permission to a role. The importance of constraints associated with user-role assignments and permission-role assignments in RBAC has been recognized but the modelling of these constraints has not received much attention. In this paper we use a de facto constraints specification language in software engineering to analyse the constraints in user-role assignments and permission-role assignments. We show how to represent role-based access constraints with object constraint language (OCL) and discuss the future work. Finally, comparisons with other related work are presented.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2011 03:10
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: role-based access control; constraints
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080604 Database Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8903 Information Services > 890301 Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7331

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