Building a distributed authenticating CDN

Moffatt, Sam (2011) Building a distributed authenticating CDN. In: 2nd International Conference on Data and Knowledge Engineering (ICDKE 2011), 6-8 Sep 2011, Milan, Italy.


In recent times, much has been made of the security,
or lack thereof, utilised within Facebook’s content distribution network (CDN). Their CDN is noted to enable public access to any resource via a GET request presuming the user knows the URL for the resource. This means that not only can users directly access material that they would otherwise not have access to but it also means that material that has been considered 'deleted' may still be accessible. noncdn is a content distribution network designed to provide light-weight authenticated access to content stored at edge nodes with easily replicated authentication access through time limited authentication tokens. noncdn provides 'volumes' as a container for handling access control and authentication nodes for generation and validation of authentication tokens. As tokens identify individuals, accesses can be logged and tracked to provide extra auditing functionality.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 05:52
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 04:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: noncdn; CDN; content distribution network; authenticated access
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150102 Auditing and Accountability
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080606 Global Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
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