PERMIS: a modular authorization infrastructure

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PERMIS: a modular authorization infrastructure
Authorization infrastructures manage privileges and render access control decisions, allowing applications to adjust their behavior according to the privileges allocated to users. This paper describes the PERMIS role based authorization infrastructure along with its conceptual authorization, access control, and trust models. PERMIS has the novel concept of a credential validation service, which verifies a user's credentials prior to access control decision making and enables the distributed management of credentials. PERMIS also supports delegation of authority, thus credentials can be delegated between users, further decentralizing credential management. Finally, PERMIS supports history based decision making which can be used to enforce such things as separation of duties and cumulative use of resources. Details of the design and the implementation of PERMIS are presented along with details of its integration with Globus Toolkit, Shibboleth and GridShib. A comparison of PERMIS w...
David W. Chadwick, Gansen Zhao, Sassa Otenko, Roma
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Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Authors David W. Chadwick, Gansen Zhao, Sassa Otenko, Romain Laborde, Linying Su, Tuan-Anh Nguyen
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