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How can I simplify the following Access Control system design?

I couldn't find a better title for this... I am trying to create an Access Control for my application and I am having serious trouble with building not an insane system, mainly for performance as ...
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Privilege (Access/Permission) Control for Hierarchial Structured Resource

Question: Is there any standard model or industry defacto implementation for modeling and implementing Access Control in (i.e.) a Document Management System? Note: I studied a bit the security ...
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Embedding XACML PDP?

I need to implement a flexible Access Control system for a framework used by a couple of .NET applications. I have looked into Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) and XACML and this seems to ...
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Is it a good idea to const-qualify the fields of structure in C?

Consider the following program: #include <stdlib.h> #include <stdio.h> typedef struct S_s { const int _a; } S_t; S_t * create_S(void) { return calloc(sizeof(S_t), 1); } void ...
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How do I recreate this Access Control/Group/ whatever methodology in OO/MVC

I am looking at trying to rewrite an application that is mostly procedural to an MVC/OO approach in order to teach myself a deeper understanding of both. BUT, I am having some conceptual issues with ...
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Hierarchic (tree) access control

I am currently at the task to create an hierarchic user management system. The requirements for me are to have users with rights (roles), customers with rights and groups (containers for customers ...
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Standard practices for access control (design pattern)

I'm looking at my interface design and I am struggling to decide which is the most "correct" way to implement role-based access control, given a user and a subject that the user would like to access. ...
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Using a Proxy as an ACL

I am building an MVC application in PHP, using Zend Framework. My model includes Domain Model and Mapper layers. I am trying to keep the domain model in pristine condition and have managed to keep ...
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Restrictive routing best practices for Google App Engine with python?

Say I have a simple structure: app = webapp2.WSGIApplication([ (r'/', 'pages.login'), (r'/profile', 'pages.profile'), (r'/dashboard', 'pages.dash'), ], debug=True) Basically all pages ...
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Using a Finite State Machine for access management?

My intranet site uses LDAP and Active Directory to authenticate users. There are 2 kinds of Users: Managers and Employees. They are differentiated by having membership in a particular AD group. In an ...
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What is the nicest (user-friendliest) way to tell a user about “Access Denied” error?

Our software implements a layer of role-based security to secure data access, in the form of access control lists. Whenever a user tries to do something that isn't allowed, the software layer will ...
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How to implement a hybrid role-based access control model?

I am writing an enterprise web-forms-frontend application for in-house use. It has Direct access control (DAC) masquerading as Role-based access control (RBAC). For anonymization purposes, let's ...
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Should I manage authentication on my own if the alternative is very low in usability and I am already managing roles?

As a small in-house dev department, we only have experience with developing applications for our intranet. We use the existing Active Directory for user account management. It contains the accounts of ...
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What kind of permission is this? (Groups+Roles)

I'm starting to need an access control for roles in my app. I don't know much of this, but I understand how vBulletin works: I create groups, then give permissions to groups. I think that what I ...
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Methodologies for Managing Users and Access?

This is something I'm having a hard time getting my head around. I think I might be making it more complicated than it is. What I'm trying to do is develop a method to store users in a database with ...
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Why do organizations limit source code access to engineers? [closed]

Most organizations restrict access to the source code to engineers, and even at places like Google, the Android source code is kept off-limits to most engineers within the company. Why? Note: I am ...
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What is a good overview of options for access controls/permissions?

I'm in the process of designing the access control portion of a moderately complex application, but I feel like I'm re-discovering a lot of wheels. Does there exist a good overview of the "access ...
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How to Implement Restricted Access to Application Features

I'm currently developing a web application, that provides some 'service' to the user. The user will have to select a 'plan' according to which she/he will be allowed to perform application specific ...
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Duplication of view access control logic in database queries and application component

Our web application has a complex access control system which incorporates role-based and object-level privileges. In the business logic layer, this is implemented by a component that obtains (and ...
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Coding user rights

Imagine a system which has a number of functions and a number of users. A user must have rights to a specific function. Users may belong to a group. A group may belong to a group. So as a simple ...