Co-ordination between Distributed PDPs

Chadwick, David W. and Su, Linying and Otenko, Oleksandr and Laborde, Romain (2006) Co-ordination between Distributed PDPs. In: Burgess, M. and Wijesekera, D., eds. Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, Proceedings. IEE Computer Society, Washington, DC (USA) pp. 163-172. ISBN 0-7695-2598-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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For distributed applications, using a centralised policy decision point (PDP) with a common policy allows coordination between multiple resources that are being accessed. But the central PDP is a bottleneck to performance because every request needs to be diverted to it. Having a set of distributed PDPs co-located with resources can overcome the performance bottleneck, but any form of coordination is then lost. Furthermore, even a centralised PDP sometimes needs to coordinate its access control decision making over time. Therefore, coordination between decision making, for both centralised and distributed PDPs, is needed. This paper addresses issues of coordination between distributed or centralised decision making, by examining when coordination is needed, providing a conceptual model for coordination, defining policy elements that can control coordination, and rules for the refinement of coordination policies The paper provides a detailed example of coordination policy refinement, and provides an outline of how we are implementing the model in our system.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 13:29
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