Buchtitel: 6. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch "Ortsbezogene Anwendungen und Dienste" (2009)
Herausgeber: Alexander Zipf, Sandra Lanig, Michael Bauer
Nummer: Heft 18
Reihe: Heidelberger Geographische Bausteine
Verlag: Geographisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
The basic idea behind location‐aware access control is to evaluate a mobile user’s current location for the decision if he is allowed to perform a particular operation on a particular resource (e.g., electronic document, database object) or not. For example, a company could want to forbid access to all confidential data for users who currently stay outside the home country of that company. In literature some access control models, that are locationaware, can be found; however, almost all of them are based on “Role‐Based Access Control” (RBAC). In the article at hand we therefore propose a location‐aware access control models that is an instant of “Discretionary Access Control” (DAC). This model is obtained by assigning location‐constraints to the well‐known permission bits model implemented by Unix‐like operating systems.