The design, development and application of a proxy credential auditing infrastructure for collaborative research

Bayliss, Christopher, Sinnott, Richard, Jie, Wei ORCID: 0000-0002-5392-0009 and Arshad, Junaid (2011) The design, development and application of a proxy credential auditing infrastructure for collaborative research. In: E-Technologies: Transformation in a Connected World. 5th International Conference, MCETECH 2011, 23-26 Jan 2011, Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

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Abstract

Single sign-on and delegation of privileges are fundamental tenets upon which e-Infrastructures and Grid-based research more generally have been based. The realisation of single sign-on and delegation of privileges in accessing resources such as the UK e-Science National Grid Service is typically facilitated by X.509-based Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) and exploitation of proxy certificates. This model can be categorised by authentication-oriented access and usage of resources. It is the case however that proxy certificates, can potentially be obtained and abused by a malicious third party without the knowledge of the holder. In this paper we describe a novel proxy auditing solution that addresses this issue directly. We describe the design and implementation of this solution and illustrate its application in widely distributed and heterogeneous research environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9783642208614
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-20862-1_15
Page Range: pp. 211-226
Uncontrolled Keywords: grid computing, grid security, user authentication, public key infrastructure, proxy certificate
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 12:36
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 09:29
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/539

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