Securing XML document sources and their distribution

Junqi Zhang*, Vijay Varadharajan, Yi Mu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

XML has been becoming popular for data store, document representation and exchange over the web. Security mechanisms for the protection of XML document sources and their distribution are essential. Author-X is a Java based system specifically conceived for the protection of XML documents. It supports a range of protection granularity levels and subject credentials, but also supports push distribution for documents broadcast. However, the proposed system has certain disadvantages in terms of both security and dynamic key management. For example, a sender has to distribute the secret keys to all correspondent users for different XML documents. Also, if one of the users leave or a credential is changed, then the sender has to re-encrypt all related documents and redistribute the secret keys to all correspondent users. In this paper, we present a novel scheme for securing XML documents and their distribution. Our scheme has several advantages over Author-X such as (a) one user needs only one private key, (b) even when the user leaves or a credential is changed, all the other users will be unaffected (c)there is no need to establish a secure channel for key distribution and (d) there is no need for checking the XML documents for access control policies applied. These make the security model more efficient and robust as well as simplifying the programming and the generation of the encrypted document base.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2004 Volume 1 (Regional Papers)
EditorsL. Barolli
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages562-567
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0769520510, 9780769520513
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2004 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 29 Mar 200431 Mar 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - 18th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2004
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period29/03/0431/03/04

Keywords

  • Author-X
  • Encryption
  • Key distribution
  • XML contents

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