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NIST Released NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7987, Policy Machine: Features, Architecture, and Specification
July 02, 2014

NIST Interagency Report (NIST IR) 7987 describes an access control framework, referred to as the Policy Machine (PM), which fundamentally changes the way access control policy is expressed and enforced. The report gives a detailed description of the PM and the range of policies that can be specified and enacted. The report also describes the architecture of the PM and the properties of the PM model in detail.

Created December 21, 2016, Updated April 13, 2017