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Pseudo-exhaustive Testing of Attribute Based Access Control Rules

Published

Author(s)

David R. Kuhn, Chung Tong Hu, David F. Ferraiolo, Raghu N. Kacker, Yu Lei

Abstract

Access control typically requires translating policies or rules given in natural language into a form such as a programming language or decision table, which can be processed by an access control system. Once rules have been described in machine-processable form, testing is necessary to ensure that the rules are implemented correctly. This paper describes an approach based on combinatorial test methods for efficiently testing access control rules, using the structure of attribute based access control (ABAC) to detect a large class of faults without a test oracle.
Conference Dates
April 10-15, 2016
Conference Location
chicago, IL
Conference Title
IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2016

Keywords

Keywords- access control, attribute based access control, combinatorial testing, t-way testing, test automation

Citation

Kuhn, D. , , C. , Ferraiolo, D. , Kacker, R. and Lei, Y. (2016), Pseudo-exhaustive Testing of Attribute Based Access Control Rules, IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2016, chicago, IL, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSTW.2016.35 (Accessed May 25, 2022)
Created August 4, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018