Access control for collaborative environments

HongHai Shen, Prasun Dewan
1992 Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work - CSCW '92  
Access control is an indispensable part of any information sharing system. Collaborative environments introduce new requirements for access control, which cannot be met by using existing models developed for non-collaborative domains. We have developed a new access control model for meeting these requirements. The model is based on a generalized editing model of collaboration, which assumes that users interact with a collaborative application by concurrently editing its data structures. It
more » ... structures. It associates fine-grained data displayed by a collaborative application with a set of collaboration rights and provides programmers and users a multi-dimensional, inheritance-based scheme for specifying these rights. The collaboration rights include traditional read and write rights and several new rights such as viewing rights and coupling rights. The inheritance-based scheme groups subjects, protected objects, and access rights; allows each component of an access specification to refer to both groups and individual members; and allows a specific access definition to override a more general one.
doi:10.1145/143457.143461 dblp:conf/cscw/ShenD92 fatcat:5iiy6wuk2vgxrlvdtugowh5mmi