Supporting secure collaborations with attribute-based access control

Carlos E. Rubio-Medrano, Clinton D'Souza, Gail-Joon Ahn

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Abstract

Attribute-based access control (ABAC) has been regarded in recent years as an effective way for providing security guarantees in collaboration environments, due to its alleged flexibility and efficiency for meeting the access control requirements of heterogeneous organizations. Despite the growing interest in ABAC, there still need consensus on a reference model that comprehensively describes all necessary components and functions, in such a way non-trivial security properties can be effectively taken into account. In order to overcome this limitation, we propose an abstract model that includes a precise definition of attributes and relevant core components. In addition, we introduce the notion of security tokens that serve as a layer of association between attributes and access rights. We also validate our results by presenting both a case study and a comparison with existing approaches that have been previously proposed in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking, Applications and Worksharing, COLLABORATECOM 2013
Pages525-530
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, COLLABORATECOM 2013 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2013Oct 23 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, COLLABORATECOM 2013

Other

Other9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, COLLABORATECOM 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period10/20/1310/23/13

Keywords

  • access control
  • attribute-based
  • collaboration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Rubio-Medrano, C. E., D'Souza, C., & Ahn, G-J. (2013). Supporting secure collaborations with attribute-based access control. In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, COLLABORATECOM 2013 (pp. 525-530). [6680020] (Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing, COLLABORATECOM 2013). https://doi.org/10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2013.254168