Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to create a model of role-based access control (RBAC) for virtual enterprise (VE). Design/methodology/approach - An access control model for security and management of VE is presented by integrating generic structure of VE and applying the principles of RBAC. In addition, the application of the model to a supply chain oriented VE illustrates that a general access control scheme can ensure the running of VE. Findings - A theory base of access control for the realization of the VE is found. Originality/value - The paper provides a very useful new model of access control for VE. This paper is aimed at researchers and engineers.
- Control technology
- Virtual organizations