36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Mark Evered , University of New England
The per-method access control lists of standard internet technologies allow only simple forms of access control to be expressed and enforced. They also fail to enforce a strict need-to-know view of persistent data. Real applications require more flexible security constraints including parameter restrictions, logging of accesses and state-dependent access constraints. In particular, the concept of parameterised roles, central to a fine-grained specification of access rules and compliance with privacy laws, should be supported in a natural way. In this paper we demonstrate how an object-based approach using the mechanism of bracket capabilities can be used to enforce various kinds of access constraints including discretionary, mandatory and parameterised role-based access control. We give examples from a health information system incorporating secure patient access and secure access by appropriate medical and administrative personnel.
M. Evered, "Supporting Parameterised Roles with Object-based Access Control," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 204c.