Access Control Policy Languages
- Athena VakaliAffiliated withAristotle University
An access control policy language is a particular set of grammar, syntax rules (logical and mathematical), and operators which provides an abstraction-layer for access control policy specifications. Such languages combine individual rules into a single policy set, which is the basis for (user/subject) authorization decisions on accessing content (object) stored in various information resources. The operators of an access control policy language are used on attributes of the subject, resource (object), and their underlying application framework to facilitate identifying the policy that (most appropriately) applies to a given action.
The evolution of access control policy languages is inline with the evolving large-scale highly distributed information systems and the Internet, which turned the tasks of authorizing and controlling of accessing on a global enterprise (or on Internet) ...
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- Encyclopedia of Database Systems
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- 1. College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
- 2. Database Research Group David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
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- 1. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
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