EDSAC21 - Event-Driven, Secure Application Control for the 21st century
The goal of the EDSAC21 project is to add role-based access control to a large-scale and collaborative publish/subscribe communication system.
On the one hand access to the broker network is controlled, which provides coarse grained control over who can join the publish/subscribe system. On the other hand access to the publish/subscribe functionality over specific event types is controlled, which provides very fine grained control over who is allowed to publish and/or subscribe to an event type. By controlling access in the publish/subscribe system we can enforce confidentiality and integrity over published events.
The dynamic topology of the peer-to-peer overlay network, and the decentralised and collaborative nature of the envisioned environment present non-trivial challenges for the access control system.
EPSRC grant GR/T28164/01: January 2005 - December 2007.