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An Ontology-Based Approach to Attribute Management in ABAC Environment

Abstract Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) mechanisms have been attracting a lot of interest from the research community in recent times. This is especially because of the flexibility and extensibility it provides by using attributes assigned to subjects as the basis for access control. ABAC enables an administrator of a server to enforce access policies on the data, services and other such resources fairly easily. It also accommodates new policies and changes to existing policies gracefully, thereby making it a potentially good mechanism for implementing access control in large systems, particularly in today's age of Cloud Computing. However management of the attributes in ABAC environment is an area that has been little touched upon. Havin... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Prabhu Verleker, Ashwin Narayan (Author) / Huang, Dijiang (Advisor) / Ahn, Gail-Joon (Committee member) / Dasgupta, Partha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Attribute Based Access Control / Attribute Based Encryption / Cloud Computing / Ontology / Security
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 53 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Computer Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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