Authentication mechanisms for mobile agents

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    Abstract

    This paper describes authentication mechanisms for mobile agents. In these mechanisms, the authentication of mobile agents is controlled by the mobile-agents platform using digital signature and a Public Key Infrastructure. Agents are authenticated via the authentication of their running platforms. An important advantage of our technique is transparency of the mechanisms and the portability of non-secure applications onto a secure environment. The authentication mechanisms are integrated within the transportation layer of a mobile-agents system. A minimal mobile agent system and the authentication mechanisms have been implemented. The implementation experiments have shown the feasibility and the advantage of these mechanisms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - The Second International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2007
    Pages246-253
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2nd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2007 - Vienna, Australia
    Duration: Apr 10 2007Apr 13 2007

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - Second International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2007

    Other

    Other2nd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2007
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityVienna
    Period4/10/074/13/07

    Keywords

    • Authentication
    • Distributed systems
    • Mobile agents
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Security

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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