Though RBAC has been researched for many years as a current dominant access control technology, there are few researches to be done to address the further extension of the role which is the fundamental entity of RBAC. This paper tries to extend the role to a further level, the role attributes. Through the attributes, the function and operation on the role can be enhanced and extended. Through the attributes, ANSI RBAC is significantly extended. In the inheritance of hierarchical role, the privacy of its parental role can be kept by using HA (Hidden Attribute).
Yong, Jianming; Bertino, Elisa; and Roberts, Mark Toleman Dave, "Extended RBAC with Role Attributes" (2006). PACIS 2006 Proceedings. Paper 8.