A new security scheme for integration of mobile agents and Web services

Junqi Zhang*, Yan Wang, Vijay Varadharajan

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Abstract

Web services specification provides an open standard for the distributed service oriented architecture. It is widely used in Internet and pervasive networks supporting wireless mobile devices. A mobile agent is a composition of computer software and data which is able to migrate from one host to another autonomously and continue its execution on the destination host. Mobile agent technology can reduce the bandwidth requirement and tolerate the network faults - able to operate without an active connection between clients and server. Hence, the applications of the combination of mobile agents and web service have been widely investigated in recent years. However, the security issue is still of a major concern. In this paper, we propose a novel agent-based web service security scheme. This scheme provides a new authentication protocol without using the username/password pair, which is infeasible for mobile agent, and gives an alternative method to current security mechanism without using Certification Authorities (CA) based public key infrastructure. With this scheme, we can simplify the key management and reduce the computation particularly for group-oriented web services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW'07
EditorsBob Werner
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0769528449, 9780769528441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW'07 - Morne, Mauritius
Duration: 13 May 200719 May 2007

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW'07
CountryMauritius
CityMorne
Period13/05/0719/05/07

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    Zhang, J., Wang, Y., & Varadharajan, V. (2007). A new security scheme for integration of mobile agents and Web services. In B. Werner (Ed.), Second International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW'07 (pp. 1-6). [4222945] Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIW.2007.5