User and Machine Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure for Distributed Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds

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
ISSN: 2224-2708
Publisher: M D P I AG
Language: English
Submitter: Jonnahtan Eduardo Saltarin de Arco
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 12:17
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 01:49
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/jsan2010109
Uncontrolled Keywords: authentication; authorization; wireless sensor networks; experimentation; testbeds
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.44096
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44096

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