6J/ Access Control Us Cases

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Access Control Use Cases

Session Convener: Alan Karp

Notes-taker(s): Alan Karp

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Several groups are adopting capabilities for access control, but I am concerned that the use cases they are considering are too simple. I’m hoping that considering the use cases in the above document will lead to better designs.

In the session I discussed those use cases.. Please add comments or suggest other use cases.

Many of the use cases involved ad hoc delegation, which led to a question about enforcing enterprise policy. Aren’t there some situations when you should prevent delegation? Perhaps, but doing that leads to a system that is both harder to use and less secure. The problem is that people will share credentials if that’s the only way they can get their work done.