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User Centric Authentication for Web Applications



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems
MU Faculty or unit

Institute of Computer Science

Field Informatics
Keywords web security; identity federations; user centric model
Description Due to its large penetration and ease of use, the web environment provides a platform that enables collaboration among people working on a joint topic. Security is very often a key aspect of such an environment and provisioning of the proper level of authentication and access control is a necessity in almost any real world deployment of collaborative tools. Current approaches to address these issues try to make use of the federated identity management, which makes it possible to utilize the existing identity management systems and to link them with the service providers. However promising the federated models are, they also show some drawbacks that render the systems less usable than intended. In this paper we provide we introduce another model that places the user as the main part of the infrastructure. The architecture moves the management of users' attributes closely to their owner and provides a scalable infrastructure enabling a dynamic trust establishment.
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