Napoleon: A recipe for workflow
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Keywords: workflow, role-based access control, security policy, distributed system security
This paper argues that Napoleon, a flexible, role-based access control (RBAC) modeling environment, is also a practical solution for enforcing business process control, or workflow, policies. Napoleon provides two important benefits for workflow: simplified policy management and support for heterogeneous, distributed systems. We discuss our strategy for modeling workflow in Napoleon, and we present an architecture that incorporates Napoleon into a workflow management system.