Secure Access Mechanism for Cloud Storage

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Provided by: IBM
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Emerging storage cloud systems provide continuously available and highly scalable storage services to millions of geographically distributed clients. A secure access control mechanism is a crucial prerequisite for allowing clients to entrust their data to such cloud services. The seamlessly unlimited scale of the cloud and the new usage scenarios that accompany it pose new challenges in the design of such access control systems. In this paper, the authors present a capability-based access control model and architecture appropriate for cloud storage systems that is secure, flexible, and scalable.
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