A Proof-Carrying File System

1978-01-01T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Deepak Garg Frank Pfenning
We present the design and implementation of PCFS, a file system that adapts proof-carrying authorization to provide direct, rigorous, and efficient enforcement of dynamic access policies. The keystones of PCFS are a new authorization logic BL that supports policies whose consequences may change with both time and system state, and a rigorous enforcement mechanism that combines proof verification with conditional capabilities. We prove that our enforcement using capabilities is correct, and evaluate our design through performance measurements and a case study.