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Publication Citation: Access Specification and Validation Framework for Secure Smart ID Cards Deployment

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Author(s): Ramaswamy Chandramouli; Stephen Quirolgico;
Title: Access Specification and Validation Framework for Secure Smart ID Cards Deployment
Published: July 10, 2009
Abstract: Deployment of smart cards as identity tokens (Smart ID Cards) requires the support of an enterprise system called Identity Management System (IDMS) for collection, storage, processing and distribution of personal identity credentials. Secure configuration of IDMS for this application domain (IDMS-SCD) requires an access specification and validation framework that can enable expression and enforcement of a comprehensive set of policies. These policies span the privacy, integrity and confidentiality requirements of the credential data and the processes associated with it. In this paper, we describe an implementation of an access specification and policy specification framework for IDMS-SCD using XML Schema and XML and a validation framework for checking the access specification for conformance to policies using XSLT. We outline the drivers and the roadmap for development of the access specification and validation framework and its benefits in terms of extensibility and ease of implementation.
Conference: 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2009)
Proceedings: Proceedings of 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2009)
Pages: 6 pp.
Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: July 10-13, 2009
Keywords: access control; identity management; smart cards; XML; XSLT
Research Areas: Computer Security
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