1.4.34.What sort of security features are built into Virtuoso?

For SQL, we have the standard role-based security and an Oracle-style row-level security (policy) feature.

For SPARQL, users may have read or update roles at the level of the quad store.

With RDF, a graph may be owned by a user. The user may specify read and write privileges on the graph. These are then enforced for SPARUL (the SPARQL update language) and SPARQL.

When an RDF graph is based on relationally stored data in Virtuoso or another RDBMS through Virtuoso's SQL federation feature (i.e., if the graph is an Linked Data View of underlying SQL data), then all relational security controls apply.

Further, due to the dual-nature of Virtuoso, sophisticated ontology-based security models are feasible. Such models are not currently used by default, but they are achievable with our consultancy.