MACE-paccman (Privilege and Access Management) Working Group

The MACE-paccman Working Group provides a venue for discussion and development of access management material in the context of MACE and the Internet2 Middleware Initiative. It is co-chaired by Tom Dopirak, Carnegie Mellon University, and Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Working Group Flywheel is Steve Olshansky <steveo AT>.

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Also see the MACE-paccman website, which includes:

  • minutes of conference calls
  • instructions for subscribing to the mailing list
  • finalized documents and other deliverables, as they become available
  • links to related resources of interest

 The MACE-paccman Working Group meets every other Thursday at 1 PM ET

Next Meeting: August 16, 2012

Call and agenda information is provided via the MACE-paccman mailing list

What are we currently working on ?

  1. The Recipe for Privilege and Access Management
  2. Looking at feedback from the August 8 AIM online 
  3. Looking at selected use cases with a policy service perspective approach, and modeling using XACML terminology (PAP, PIP, PEP, PDP)
  4. Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM) protocol as candidate for (de)provisioning
    1. Namespaces for privileges and expressing them through URI and URNs
    2. When to use groups , roles, privileges
    3. Role Hierarchies
    4. Working examples  of Access Management
  5. Using the paccman glossary in other MACE Working Groups
  6. Experiments with the Axiomatics Policy Engine
  7. How can privileges be provisioned into an existing application?
  8. A mace-wide access management glossary

AuthNZ Models

Use Cases


Documents and Presentations