Anwander, Markus; Braun, Torsten; Hurni, Philipp; Staub, Thomas; Wagenknecht, Gerald (2013). User and Machine Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure for Distributed Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 2(1), pp. 109-121. M D P I AG 10.3390/jsan2010109
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The intention of an authentication and authorization infrastructure (AAI) is to simplify and unify access to different web resources. With a single login, a user can access web applications at multiple organizations. The Shibboleth authentication and authorization infrastructure is a standards-based, open source software package for web single sign-on (SSO) across or within organizational boundaries. It allows service providers to make fine-grained authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources. The Shibboleth system is a widely used AAI, but only supports protection of browser-based web resources. We have implemented a Shibboleth AAI extension to protect web services using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Besides user authentication for browser-based web resources, this extension also provides user and machine authentication for web service-based resources. Although implemented for a Shibboleth AAI, the architecture can be easily adapted to other AAIs.
|Item Type:||Journal Article (Original Article)|
|Division/Institute:||08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
|UniBE Contributor:||Anwander, Markus; Braun, Torsten; Hurni, Philipp; Staub, Thomas and Wagenknecht, Gerald|
|Subjects:||000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
|Publisher:||M D P I AG|
|Submitter:||Jonnahtan Eduardo Saltarin de Arco|
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2014 12:17|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2014 01:49|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||authentication; authorization; wireless sensor networks; experimentation; testbeds|