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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2002 Vol.3 No.3 P.292-297


Consistency maintenance for constraint in role-based access control model

Author(s):  HAN Wei-li, CHEN Gang, YIN Jian-wei, DONG Jin-xiang

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   weili_han@cs.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Consistency maintenance, Role-based access control, Product data management, Constraint

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HAN Wei-li, CHEN Gang, YIN Jian-wei, DONG Jin-xiang. Consistency maintenance for constraint in role-based access control model[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2002, 3(3): 292-297.

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constraint is an important aspect of role-based access control and is sometimes argued to be the principal motivation for role-based access control (RBAC). But so far few authors have discussed consistency maintenance for constraint in RBAC model. Based on researches of constraints among roles and types of inconsistency among constraints, this paper introduces corresponding formal rules, rule-based reasoning and corresponding methods to detect, avoid and resolve these inconsistencies. Finally, the paper introduces briefly the application of consistency maintenance in ZD-PDM, an enterprise-oriented product data management (PDM) system.

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