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Enabling Fine-grained Access Control in Flexible Distributed Object-aware Process Management Systems

Andrews, Kevin and Steinau, Sebastian and Reichert, Manfred (2017) Enabling Fine-grained Access Control in Flexible Distributed Object-aware Process Management Systems. In: 21st IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2017), October 10-13, 2017, Québec City. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

To increase flexibility, object-aware process management systems enable data-driven process execution and dynamic generation of form-based tasks at run-time. Therefore, a powerful access control concept becomes necessary to define which data elements users may read or write at a given point in time during process execution. The access control concept we present in this paper has been realized in the context of the PHILharmonicFlows framework, which provides a distributed data-driven process execution engine. We present solutions that allow for complex as well as fine-grained permissions and roles, which are granted depending on the states of processes and data elements. We show how one can resolve authorization queries in real-time over multiple business objects and process instances. This constitutes a significant advantage over centralized access control systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:access control, authorization, permissions, roles, process management, scalability, PHILharmonicFlows
Subjects:DBIS Research > Publications
ID Code:1544
Deposited By: Herr Andrews Kevin
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Deposited On:11 Aug 2017 11:09
Last Modified:11 Aug 2017 11:09

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