An infrastructure for service authentication and authorization revocation in a dynamic aggregation of networks

Lai, David and Zhang, Zhongwei (2005) An infrastructure for service authentication and authorization revocation in a dynamic aggregation of networks. WSEAS Transactions on Communications, 4 (8). pp. 537-547. ISSN 1109-2742

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[Abstract]: When a user requests a service from a server (SA), SA will authenticate the user based on some stored authentication information. If the information is stored on another server or network which is not accessible to SA or not in a compatible form of that required by SA, the identity of the user cannot be established. Without a global authentication service, authentication of users from another autonomous network is a major security issue in service sharing.

In this paper, we extended Network Service Sharing Infrastructure (NSSI) by which many networks are linked together for service sharing. Within NSSI, individual networks authenticate and grant authorizations independent of each other by using their own authentication information repository (AIR). NSSI enables authentication and authorization results to be relayed to other linked networks to access a shared services while individual networks still maintain their own authentication scheme or authentication requirements. NSSI facilitates dynamic aggregation of networks for service sharing with minimum administrative overhead.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 04:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: sharing, service sharing, service authentication, service path, authentication propagation, authentication token
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified

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