An Approach to XML Key Management Specification in X-Certificator

Joan Lu, Nathan Cripps, Che Hua, Cao Yan

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An overview of an XML Key Management Specification (XKMS) service is presented within this paper. In particular the services offered by an XKMS service and it's relationship to XML signature and encryption are addressed. The latter two technologies represent Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) ideals responsible for the security of information at any level of a document. XKMS delivers practicality to the XML security family by delivering an implemental framework of trust which is not present in the others. Inheriting the benefits of a client-server system, the main principle is to delegate complex PKI operations away from the client. Additionally an XML content management prototype is showcased, namely X-Certificator. Developed with object-oriented technologies as provided by NET, the prototype endeavours to link XML security with documents stored in a relational database. It concludes with the importance of trust with regard to XML security and the approach to take for implementing an XKMS service for use with X-Certificator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Internet Computing, ICOMP'05
EditorsHamid R. Arabnia, Rose Joshua
PublisherCSREA Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781932415698, 1932415696
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Internet Computing - Athens, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 200530 Jun 2005


Conference2005 International Conference on Internet Computing
Abbreviated titleICOMP2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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