A Scalable Model for Secure Multiparty Authentication

Richard Hill, Hussain Al-Aqrabi

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Distributed system architectures such as cloud computing or the emergent architectures of the Internet Of Things, present significant challenges for security and privacy. Specifically, in a complex application there is a need to securely delegate access control mechanisms to one or more parties, who in turn can govern methods that enable multiple other parties to be authenticated in relation to the services that they wish to consume. We identify shortcomings in an existing
proposal by Xu et al for multiparty authentication and evaluate a novel model from Al-Aqrabi et al that has been designed specifically for complex multiple security realm environments.
The adoption of a Session Authority Cloud ensures that resources for authentication requests are scalable, whilst permitting the necessary architectural abstraction for myriad hardware IoT devices such as actuators and sensor networks, etc. In addition, the ability to ensure that session credentials are confirmed with the relevant resource principles means that the essential rigour for multiparty authentication is established.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018
EditorsGuojun Wang, Qi Han, Md Zakirui Alam Bhulyan, Xiaoxing Ma, Frederic Loulergue, Peng Li, Manuel Roveri, Lei Chen
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693803
ISBN (Print)9781538693810
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018
Event2018 IEEE Smart World Congress: Ubiquitous Intelligence for Smart World - Guangdong Hotel, Guangzhou, China
Duration: 8 Oct 201812 Oct 2018
Conference number: 4
http://www.smart-world.org/2018/ (Link to Conference Website)


Conference2018 IEEE Smart World Congress
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