RBAC Administration in Distributed Systems

M.A.C. Dekker, J. Crampton, Sandro Etalle

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    Abstract

    Despite a large body of literature on the administration of RBAC policies in centralized systems, the problem of the administration of a distributed system has hardly been addressed. We present a formal system for modelling a distributed RBAC system and its administration. We define two basic requirements for distributed RBAC systems, based on safety and availability. We present a transition-system modelling the actual implementation of administrative commands and we show that it preserves those requirements. We also indicate how the system can be used as a basis for a practical implementation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages19
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2007

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    No.2/TR-CTIT-07-27
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • METIS-241570
    • IR-67055
    • EWI-9639

    Cite this

    Dekker, M. A. C., Crampton, J., & Etalle, S. (2007). RBAC Administration in Distributed Systems. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 2/TR-CTIT-07-27). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).