1st International ICST Workshop on Trusted Collaboration

Research Article

Towards Secure Information Sharing and Management in Grid Environments

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COLCOM.2006.361892,
        author={Jing Jin and Gail-Joon Ahn},
        title={Towards Secure Information Sharing and Management in Grid Environments},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Trusted Collaboration},
        keywords={Access control Authorization Collaboration Environmental management Information management Prototypes Resource management Security Service oriented architecture Web services},
  • Jing Jin
    Gail-Joon Ahn
    Year: 2007
    Towards Secure Information Sharing and Management in Grid Environments
    DOI: 10.1109/COLCOM.2006.361892
Jing Jin1, Gail-Joon Ahn1,*
  • 1: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
*Contact email: gahn@uncc.edu


The introduction of service-oriented paradigm in grid and corresponding Web services standards has recently demanded the evolution of access control solutions to support finegrained authorization requirements and dynamic natures derived from grid environments. In this paper, we present a role-based authorization infrastructure for data sharing and management services in grid. Our infrastructure advocates a dynamic and flexible resource-centric authorization approach with features of distributed role-based access control and systematic delegation of administrative authority. The infrastructure seamlessly integrates the existing XACML-based policy framework and authorization services in the RAMARS framework. We discuss our proof-of-concept prototype system that supports Web services and SAML based authorization assertions. We also describe how the framework can be deployed in being compatible with an open grid service architecture.