AUTHORIZATION AND ACCESS CONTROL TO SECURE WEB SERVICES IN A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE

Serena Pastore

Abstract

Security in a grid infrastructure is implemented by adopting standard protocols that realize authentication, authorization and access control to shared distributed network nodes, resources and services. Despite of middleware used to built a grid, security components provide mutual authentication, delegation and single sign-on features while every virtual organization joining the grid sets own authorization policies. Access control and secure communication are the most important aspect of security that need to be addressed if the shared resources are web services. This paper reports about the strategy required for securing web services as means of an application packaged as a Web ARchive (WAR) file deployed in a grid node that has to be shared for grid users. Software implementation uses packages coming from different past and present grid projects that secure both web container and the application. Security chain is basically implemented by means of java libraries to provide a message handler technique for digital signing and validating SOAP message and an authorization engine compatible with methods adopted in grid.

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Pastore S. (2006). AUTHORIZATION AND ACCESS CONTROL TO SECURE WEB SERVICES IN A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-46-7, pages 264-267. DOI: 10.5220/0001252802640267


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@conference{webist06,
author={Serena Pastore},
title={AUTHORIZATION AND ACCESS CONTROL TO SECURE WEB SERVICES IN A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={264-267},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001252802640267},
isbn={978-972-8865-46-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - AUTHORIZATION AND ACCESS CONTROL TO SECURE WEB SERVICES IN A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE
SN - 978-972-8865-46-7
AU - Pastore S.
PY - 2006
SP - 264
EP - 267
DO - 10.5220/0001252802640267