Title

A Distributed Access Control Architecture for Cloud Computing

Abstract

The large-scale, dynamic, and heterogeneous nature of cloud computing poses numerous security challenges. But the cloud's main challenge is to provide a robust authorization mechanism that incorporates multitenancy and virtualization aspects of resources. The authors present a distributed architecture that incorporates principles from security management and software engineering and propose key requirements and a design model for the architecture.

Keywords

software engineering, distributed access control, cloud computing, multitenancy, resource virtualization

Date of this Version

3-2012

DOI

10.1109/MS.2011.153

Comments

March-April 2012 (vol. 29 no. 2) pp. 36-44