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Conflict detection and resolution in access control policy specifications. (English) Zbl 1077.68688
Nielsen, Mogens (ed.) et al., Foundations of software science and computation structures. 5th international conference, FOSSACS 2002, held as part of the joint European conferences on theory and practice of software, ETAPS 2002, Grenoble, France, April 8–12, 2002. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-43366-X). Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2303, 223-237 (2002).
Summary: Graph-based specification formalisms for Access Control (AC) policies combine the advantages of an intuitive visual framework with a rigorous semantical foundation. A security policy framework specifies a set of (constructive) rules to build the system states and sets of positive and negative (declarative) constraints to specify wanted and unwanted substates. Models for AC (e.g. role-based, lattice-based or an access control list) have been specified in this framework elsewhere. Here we address the problem of inconsistent policies within this framework. Using formal properties of graph transformations, we can systematically detect inconsistencies between constraints, between rules and between a rule and a constraint and lay the foundation for their resolutions.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0989.00051].

MSC:
68Q60 Specification and verification (program logics, model checking, etc.)
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