The Efficient Maintenance of Access Roles with Role Hiding

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Pang, Chaoyi, Zhang, Xiuzhen, Zhang, Yanchun and Ramamohanarao, Kotagiri (2008) The Efficient Maintenance of Access Roles with Role Hiding. In: COMAD 2008 : proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Management of Data, December 17-19, 2008, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. Das, Gautam, Sarda, N. L and Reddy, P. Krishna, eds. Allied Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 139-149.


Role-based access control (RBAC) has attracted considerable research interest. However, the computational issues of RBAC models are yet to be thoroughly studied. In this paper, we study the problem of efficient maintenance of large RBAC models in a database-based multi-domain Web service environment. We propose first-order (SQL) algorithms to maintain the reachability of access roles under dynamic changes. The main advantages of our algorithms are: the support of various operations required for managing access roles with fractional information of roles ; the maintenance of an update through operating a bounded number of join operations despite of the data size. To the best of our knowledge, our algorithms are the first attempt to maintain RBAC models using a first-order language.

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ISBN 9788184243703
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 8903 Information Services
Keywords ResPubID14753, security, integrity, transitive closure, algorithms, cross-domain arc
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