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PolicyMorph: Interactive Policy Transformations for a Logical Attribute-Based Access Control Framework

New York, NY, USA
DOI: 10.1145/1266840.1266874 Conference: Proceedings of the 12th ACM symposium on Access control models and technologies
Source: DBLP

ABSTRACT Constraint systems provide techniques for automatically analyzing the conformance of low-level access control policies to high-level business rules formalized as logical constraints. However, there are likely to be priorities for solutions that are not easy to encode formally, so administrator input is often important. This paper introduces PolicyMorph, a constraint system that supports interactive development and maintenance of access control policies that respect both formalized and un-formalized business rules and priorities. We provide a mathematical description of the system and an architecture for implementing it. We constructed a prototype that is validated using a case study in which constraints are imposed on a building automation system that controls door locks. PolicyMorph advances the state-of-the-art in constraint systems by suggesting predictable policy model modifications that will resolve specific constraint violations and then allowing policy administrators to select the appropriate mo

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