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A Security Scheme for Mobile Agent Platforms in Large-Scale Systems

IFIP Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Mobile agents have recently started being deployed in large-scale distributed systems. However, this new technology brings some security concerns of its own. In this work, we propose a security scheme for protecting mobile agent platforms in large-scale systems. This scheme comprises a mutual authentication protocol for the platforms involved, a mobile agent authenticator, and a method for generation of protection domains. It is based on SPKI/SDSI chains of trust, and takes advantage of the flexibility of the SPKI/SDSI certificate delegation infrastructure to provide decentralized authorization and authentication control.Full Text at Springer, may require registration or fee

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