A Policy Language for Distributed Usage Control

  • M. Hilty
  • A. Pretschner
  • D. Basin
  • C. Schaefer
  • T. Walter
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74835-9_35

Volume 4734 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Hilty M., Pretschner A., Basin D., Schaefer C., Walter T. (2007) A Policy Language for Distributed Usage Control. In: Biskup J., López J. (eds) Computer Security – ESORICS 2007. ESORICS 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4734. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We present the Obligation Specification Language (OSL), a policy language for distributed usage control. OSL supports the formalization of a wide range of usage control requirements. We also present translations between OSL and two rights expression languages (RELs) from the DRM area. These translations make it possible to use DRM mechanisms to enforce OSL policies. Furthermore, the translations enhance the interoperability of DRM mechanisms and allow us to apply OSL-specific monitoring and analysis tools to the RELs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hilty
    • 1
  • A. Pretschner
    • 1
  • D. Basin
    • 1
  • C. Schaefer
    • 2
  • T. Walter
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Security, ETH ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.DoCoMo Euro-Labs, MunichGermany