An analysis of the proxy problem in distributed systems

Vijay Varadharajan*, Phillip Allen, Stewart Black

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Abstract

The authors look at the problem of delegation of rights or proxy in distributed object systems. Two signature-based schemes for achieving delegation which require different inter-object trust assumptions are presented. These schemes have been instantiated using public key and secret key based cryptographic techniques. Additional trust implications which arise from these implementations are also considered. Then the authors consider the issue of revocation of delegations and propose several ways of achieving this. These solutions have been compared with the mechanism found in the Distributed System Security Architecture proposed by M. Gasser and E. McDermott (1990). Finally, the authors consider the Kerberos authentication system and propose extensions to implement the delegation scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Security and Privacy, 1991
Place of PublicationPistacaway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages255-275
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0818621680
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1991 IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Research in Security and Privacy - Oakland, CA, USAOA
Duration: 20 May 199122 May 1991

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OtherProceedings of the 1991 IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Research in Security and Privacy
CityOakland, CA, USAOA
Period20/05/9122/05/91

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    Varadharajan, V., Allen, P., & Black, S. (1991). An analysis of the proxy problem in distributed systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Symposium on Security and Privacy, 1991 (pp. 255-275). [130793] Pistacaway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/RISP.1991.130793