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Subject [Apache Directory Project Wiki] New: JanusHome
Date Sat, 19 Jun 2004 04:48:44 GMT
   Date: 2004-06-18T21:48:43
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   Wiki: Apache Directory Project Wiki
   Page: JanusHome

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=== About Janus ===

Janus is an effort to develop an Authentication, Authorization and Accounting framework for
building security infrastructures. Janus is the security sub-project for the Eve directory

=== Proposal ===

Following is a proposed direction to drive the development of Janus.

==== Terminology ====

||'''Resource'''||Object of an authorization decision||
||'''Action'''||Operation to be performed on a resource||
||'''Permission'''||An action on a associated resource which is the subject of an authorization
||'''Condition'''||An expression of predicates on a subject (on its principals)||
||'''Rule'''||Definition of an effect of verifying a condition on a permission||
||'''Effect'''||Consequence of verifying a rule: permit or deny||
||'''Policy'''||A set of rules and an algorithm for combining rules||
||'''Policy Set'''||A set of policies (or other policy sets) and an algorithm for combining
||'''Applicable Policy'''||A set of policies and policy sets that apply to a resource||
||'''Context'''||A set of environmental attributes that affects an authorization decision||

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