Delegation constraint management

Pham, Quan, Reid, Jason F., & Dawson, Edward (2010) Delegation constraint management. Technical Report: Information Security Institute, Queensland University of Technology.


The paper addresses the issue of providing access control via delegation and constraint management across multiple security domains. Specifically, this paper proposes a novel Delegation Constraint Management model to manage and enforce delegation constraints across security domains. An algorithm to trace the authority of delegation constraints is introduced as well as an algorithm to form a delegation constraint set and detect/prevent potential conflicts. The algorithms and the management model are built upon a set of formal definitions of delegation constraints. In addition, a constraint profile based on XACML is proposed as a means to express the delegation constraint. The paper also includes a protocol to exchange delegation constraints (in the form of user commitments) between the involved entities in the delegation process.

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ID Code: 39769
Item Type: Report
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Submitted to International Journal of Information Security for publication (not yet accepted).
Keywords: Delegation, Constraint management , Constraint profile , XACML, Access control, Distributed systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2011 00:57
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 07:11

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