Funded Projects

Extensible Access Control Framework for Cloud Based Applications

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):
School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, NUST, Islamabad
Principal Investigator (PI):
Dr. Muhammad Awais Shibli
Project Details:
Start Date 15-Mar-2013
Duration 24 months
Budget PKR 13.06 million
Status Project in Inclosure Process
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Thematic Area Security
Project Website http://ais.seecs.nust.
Executive Summary

This research project focused on design and development of an effectively comprehensive access control framework to assure that IT operations of any enterprise can achieve reliable access control management for their applications hosted on SaaS delivery model of Cloud. This framework provided high-level of extensibility and security by incorporating multiple access control models pertaining to the needs of Cloud service consumers. Efforts put on this research has provided a generic platform to specify and manage complex access control policies in a flexible manner. Thus enterprises are being facilitated by transforming their security policies to security implementation without having expensive and error-prone work. In other words, this framework acts as an access control layer between application and users of application.