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Computer and Information Technology, International Conference on (2010)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
June 29, 2010 to July 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4108-2
pp: 1090-1095
In this paper we describe extensions to the access control industry standards XACML and SAML to enable privacy-preserving and credential-based access control. Rather than assuming that an enforcement point knows all the requester’s attributes, our extensions allow the requester to learn which attributes have to be revealed and which conditions must be satisfied, thereby enabling to leverage the advantages of privacy-preserving technologies such as anonymous credentials. Moreover, our extensions follow a credential-based approach, i.e., attributes are regarded as being bundled together in credentials, and the policy can refer to attributes within specific credentials. In addition to defining language extensions, we also show how the XACML architecture and model of evaluating policies can be adapted to the credential-based setting, and we discuss the problems that such extensions entail.
Access control, privacy, anonymous credentials, XACML, SAML

C. A. Ardagna et al., "Enabling Privacy-preserving Credential-based Access Control with XACML and SAML," 2010 IEEE 10th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT), Bradford, 2010, pp. 1090-1095.
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