Elements of a language for role-based access control

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A language for specifying role-based access control (RBAC) policies is presented. The language is designed to support the range of access control policies of commercial object systems. The basic structures ofRBAC, such as role, users and permission, are present in the language as basic constructs. The language is flexible and is able to capture meta-level operations. The language also provides a mechanism for tracking actions and basing access control decisions on past events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security for global information infrastructures
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP TC11- 16th Annual Working Conference on Information Security, 2000
EditorsSihan Qing, Jan H. P. Eloff
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780387355153
ISBN (Print)9781475754797
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: 21 Aug 200025 Aug 2000

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Conference16th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2000


  • Object-oriented language
  • Role based access control

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