Solaris 10 RBAC sites

Ben Rockwood's blog entry Using RBAC on (Open)Solaris posted 30 Sep '05.

Sun's sites Databases that Support RBAC and RBAC Commands

A Sun BluePrint Role-Based Access Control and Secure Shell and a Sun White Paper RBAC in the Solaris Operating Environment

Three pages by Softpanorama (a 'slightly skeptical' Open Source Software Educational Society): Solaris 10 Role Based Access Control (RBAC), RBAC, SOX and Role Engineering in Large Organizations and Privileges and RBAC

Glenn Brunette's Security weblog's Enforcing a Two Man Rule Using Solaris 10 RBAC posted April 30, 2005.

Sawib Ali's e-mail FYI: RBAC for WebApps using LDAP

RBAC Resources

There is a book that covers most apects of RBAC: Role-Based Access Control, David F. Ferraiolo, D. Richard Kuhn, and Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Artech House, Inc., Norwood, MA, USA, 2003.

The National Institue of Standards and Technology maintains a comprehensive RBAC web site Role Based Access Control edited by David Ferraiolo, Rick Kuhn, Ramaswamy Chandramouli, and John Barkley. This site includes sections on RBAC Standards, RBAC Design and Implementation, Downloadable RBAC Software, and NIST RBAC Patents.

Role Based Access Control (RBAC) is an American Standard: American National Standard for Information Technology - Role Based Access Control , American National Standards Institute Inc, ANSI INCITS 359-2004, February 2004.

The RBAC standard uses the Z Formal Specification Notation that is an International Standard: Information Technology - Z Formal Specification Notation - Syntax, Type System and Semantics, ISO/IEC International Standard 13568:2002(E), July 2002. An important Z reference: The Z Notation: A Reference Manual, Second Edition, J. M. Spivey, Oriel College, Oxford, UK, 1998.

The Z Formal Specification Notation uses a number of special symbols to specify the actions of RBAC methods. Each of these special symbols can be represented in Unicode, and although Trac uses Unicode internally, some of these symbols may not display with any of the fonts available on your browser. BTW, any Unicode code point can be entered in Trac in an HTML block like the blue one below on the right, then that character may be cut and pasted from the resulting page.


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