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Multi-agent systems (MAS) which communicate with intra-domain and inter-domain agent platforms have access control requirements. Instead of a central mechanism, a fine-grained access control mechanism could have been applied to MAS platforms. This paper emphasizes MAS-based domain and security ontologies with XACML-based access control approach for MAS platforms. The domain dependent behaviour and access control parameters in agent ontologies could be combined within a common XACML policy document that is used through different MAS applications. Agent-based access control requirements and common XACML policy documents should be consistent to enforce policies for MAS. To obtain this condition, the translation of organizational policies and platform based policies have to be considered in detail and the verified policy features have to be enforced in MAS to provide access for resources.
Computer Software and Applications Conference, 2009. COMPSAC '09. 33rd Annual IEEE International (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 20-24 July 2009