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Key management in a non-trusted distributed environment

Dawson, Edward P., Clark, Andrew J., & Looi, Mark H. (2000) Key management in a non-trusted distributed environment. Future Generation Computer Systems, 16(4), pp. 319-329.

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Abstract

Despite the fact that the World Wide Web is an untrusted environment, increasing use is being made of this network (the Internet) in electronic commerce applications. To prevent attacks a strong security architecture is required. A fundamental part of such an architecture is a method for key management. This paper discusses the various components of cryptographic key management especially in relation to the World Wide Web environment. Issues and problems with key generation, key distribution and key storage are raised. An overview is presented of key management systems in several security architectures including SSL, Kerberos and Sesame.

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ID Code: 20893
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: key management, cryptographic key, distributed environments
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-739X(99)00056-4
ISSN: 0167-739X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Encryption (080402)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Elsevier
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2009 08:09
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:41

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