Understanding XML Access Control Markup Language - XACML
is the Access Control Markup Language that is used to express the rules that are
necessary for authentication and authorization. The vocabulary to express these
rules is given by the access control markup language. These rules are used to
make decisions regarding the authorization.
There are many features of the XML Access Control Markup Language. This defines:
The rules for expressing authorization
The XACML definitions are used for the subjects and the actions. Rules for the targets are defined in this markup language. The effects and the conditions are also defined in XML Access Control Markup Language. The targets that are defined in the XACML could be resources, subjects and actions that are defined in the Security Assertion Markup Language. The effect that is defined could be allow or deny. The conditions defined in the XACML could be attributes and the predicates that are described in the XACML requirements.
An outline of the tags that defines the Rule found in the XACML document is given below. This gives the hierarchy in which the tags are present in the document.
given in the above code the <Rule> tag consists of the child elements like
the <Target> and the <Condition>. The <Target> tag has the <Subjects>,
<Resources>, and <Actions> tags as its child elements. The <Subjects>
tag defines the subjects, and the <Resources> tags define the resources.
These have the attributes AttributeName and the AttributeNamespace.
If you look at the code snippets that are given below you would get an idea of how the Rules are framed. The following code snippet gives an example of the <Resources> tags.
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