Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 309–328 | Cite as

Mandatory and Discretionary Policies for CORBA Security

  • Carla Merkle Westphall
  • Joni da Silva Fraga


This paper proposes extending the CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) security model to make possible the use of mandatory policies and policy management in distributed applications. Mandatory policies and a policy service were proposed for insertion in the JaCoWeb Project, which is developing an authorization scheme for large-scale networks based on CORBA security standards. In this paper, there is a combination of client-side and server-side access control, in a single domain. Our mandatory control is carried out on the level of ORB (Object Request Broker), on the client side, preventing, in unauthorized accesses, the emission of the corresponding requisition, the associated processing on the server and also, the generation of new requests through this unauthorized processing. In this paper, operations of security management not currently included in the OMG standards are also proposed. The paper further presents implementation results and an evaluation of these results based on common criteria.


Security policies authorization CORBAsec security evaluation common criteria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Merkle Westphall
    • 1
  • Joni da Silva Fraga
    • 2
  1. 1.Network and Management Laboratory (LRG), Post-Graduate Program in Computer Science (PPGCC), Technological Center (CTC)Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)FlorianópolisBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Automation and Systems, Post-Graduate Program in Electrical EngineeringFederal University of Santa CatarinaFlorianópolisBrazil

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