A comparison of distributed authorization solutions

Authors Wolfgang Essmayr
Stefan Probst
Edgar Weippl
Editors W. Winiwarter
St. Bressan
I.K. Ibrahim
Title A comparison of distributed authorization solutions
Booktitle Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services (iiWAS 2001).
Type in proceedings
Publisher Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft
Address Linz, Austria
ISBN 3-85403-150-5
Month September
Year 2001
Pages 345-356
SCCH ID# 151

Modern application architectures require flexible and ready-to-use distributed authorization mechanisms. We thus compare existing solutions for distributed authorization such as Sesame, Adage, JSEF, Kava to our newly developed framework GAMMA. We then evaluate the systems according to several criteria, including interoperability, compatibility, architecture requirements, expressiveness, and capabilities in regard to authentication, access control, and auditing.