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JCP 2011 Vol.6(6): 1152-1161 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.6.6.1152-1161

Semantics-based Access Control Approach for Web Service

Zhengqiu He, Lifa Wu, Huabo Li, Haiguang Lai, Zheng Hong
Institute of Command Automation, PLAUST, Nanjing, China
Abstract—Due to the open and distributed characteristics of web service, its access control becomes a challenging problem which has not been addressed properly. In this paper, we show how semantic web technologies can be used to build a flexible access control system for web service. We follow the Role-based Access Control model and extend it with credential attributes. The access control model is represented by a semantic ontology, and specific semantic rules are constructed to implement such as dynamic roles assignment, separation of duty constraints and roles hierarchy reasoning, etc. These semantic rules can be verified and executed automatically by the reasoning engine, which can simplify the definition and enhance the interoperability of the access control policies. The basic access control architecture based on the semantic proposal for web service is presented. Finally, a prototype of the system is implemented to validate the proposal.

Index Terms—Web service, access control, RBAC, semantics

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Cite: Zhengqiu He, Lifa Wu, Huabo Li, Haiguang Lai, Zheng Hong, "Semantics-based Access Control Approach for Web Service," Journal of Computers vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1152-1161, 2011.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-203X
Abbreviated Title: J.Comput.
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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E-mail: jcp@iap.org
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