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Efficient and Flexible Access Control via Logic Program Specialisation

Efficient and Flexible Access Control via Logic Program Specialisation
Efficient and Flexible Access Control via Logic Program Specialisation
We describe the use of a flexible meta-interpreter for performing access control checks on deductive databases. The meta-program is implemented in Prolog and takes as input a database and an access policy specification. We then proceed to specialise the meta-program for a given access policy and intensional database by using the Logen partial evaluation system. In addition to describing the programs involved in our approach, we give a number of performance measures for our implementation of an access control checker, and we discuss the implications of using this approach for access control on deductive databases. In particular, we show that by using our approach we get flexible access control with virtually zero overhead.
Database Access Control, Datalog, Partial Deduction, Cogen Approach, Program Transformation
1-58113-835-0
190-199
ACM Press
Barker, Steve
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Leuschel, Michael
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Barker, Steve
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Barker, Steve, Leuschel, Michael and Varea, Mauricio (2004) Efficient and Flexible Access Control via Logic Program Specialisation. In Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Partial Evaluation and Semantics-Based Program Manipulation (PEPM). ACM Press. pp. 190-199 .

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We describe the use of a flexible meta-interpreter for performing access control checks on deductive databases. The meta-program is implemented in Prolog and takes as input a database and an access policy specification. We then proceed to specialise the meta-program for a given access policy and intensional database by using the Logen partial evaluation system. In addition to describing the programs involved in our approach, we give a number of performance measures for our implementation of an access control checker, and we discuss the implications of using this approach for access control on deductive databases. In particular, we show that by using our approach we get flexible access control with virtually zero overhead.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: Database Access Control, Datalog, Partial Deduction, Cogen Approach, Program Transformation
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 259545
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259545
ISBN: 1-58113-835-0
PURE UUID: 78a89f1d-07f8-4080-8597-307eab047eb2

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Date deposited: 27 Jul 2004
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 22:40

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Author: Steve Barker
Author: Michael Leuschel
Author: Mauricio Varea

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