A flexible electronic payment scheme and its management

Wang, Hua and Cao, Jinli and Zhang, Yanchun and Huang, Xiaodi (2004) A flexible electronic payment scheme and its management. Information, 7 (2). pp. 187-196. ISSN 1343-4500


In this paper, we develop a flexible electronic payment protocol for internet purchases. In this new protocol, from the viewpoint of banks, consumers can improve anonymity if they are worried about disclosure of their identities. An agent provides a higher anonymous certificate and improves the security of the consumers. The agent certifies re-encrypted data after verifying the validity of the content from consumers, but with no private information of the consumers required. With this new method, each consumer can get the required anonymity level, depending on the available time, computation and cost.

We use role-based access control (RBAC) to manage the new payment scheme. Each user may be assigned one or more roles, and each role can be assigned one or more privileges that are permitted to users in that role. When a role is granted to a user, this role may be in conflict with other roles of the user or together with this role; the user may have or derive a high level of authority. To solve this problem, the relationship of the roles in the scheme is analysed. Finally, comparisons with other related work are discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright held by the International Information Institute.
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: 05 Aug 2011 01:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic cash, anonymity, traceability, RBAC
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080606 Global Information Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460911 Inter-organisational, extra-organisational and global information systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7325

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