Analysis of Authorization in CORBA Security

        Integration of security and object-oriented techniques is critical for the successful deployment of distributed object systems. In December of 1995, the Object Management Group published a security service specification, called CORBA Security, for handling security in object systems conforming to the Object Management Architecture. This paper provides a rigorous definition of the authorization part of CORBA Security. Its semantics is given in terms of an access control matrix. The dependencies among the authorization elements are analyzed and possible interpretations for access control decision functions are given.

By: Guenter Karjoth

Published in: RZ2894 in 1996


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