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Authentication delegation for subscription-based remote network services

Authentication delegation for subscription-based remote network services

Woodhead, Steve and Ma, Mingchao (2006) Authentication delegation for subscription-based remote network services. Computers and Security, 25 (5). pp. 371-378. ISSN 0167-4048 (doi:

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There is growing interest in collaboration and resource sharing among institutions and
organizations. In this paper, we investigate the problems of identity management inherent
in distributed subscription-based resource sharing. The paper describes the design, implementation
and performance of a system that provides controlled access to subscription based
remote network services through a browser. A third-party authentication protocol
is designed and employed to exchange security assertions among involved parties. The
web servers use plug-ins to provide an authentication-delegation service and a policybased
authorization service. Users can use a single userID and password to access multiple
subscribed resource sites

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: authentication-delegation, authorisation, third-party authentication, digital signature, XML
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Internet Security Research Laboratory
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