An architecture for trustworthy open data services

Wong, Andrew, Liu, Vicky, Caelli, William, & Sahama, Tony R. (2015) An architecture for trustworthy open data services. In Damsgaard, J.C., Marsh, S., Dimitrakos, T., & Murayama, Y. (Eds.) Trust Management IX: 9th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference, IFIPTM 2015, Proceedings [IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Volume 454], Springer International Publishing, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 149-162.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the development of trust in the use of Open Data through incorporation of appropriate authentication and integrity parameters for use by end user Open Data application developers in an architecture for trustworthy Open Data Services. The advantages of this architecture scheme is that it is far more scalable, not another certificate-based hierarchy that has problems with certificate revocation management. With the use of a Public File, if the key is compromised: it is a simple matter of the single responsible entity replacing the key pair with a new one and re-performing the data file signing process. Under this proposed architecture, the the Open Data environment does not interfere with the internal security schemes that might be employed by the entity. However, this architecture incorporates, when needed, parameters from the entity, e.g. person who authorized publishing as Open Data, at the time that datasets are created/added.

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ID Code: 82702
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Open Data, Integrity, REST, Security, Public File
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18491-3_11
ISBN: 978-3-319-18490-6
ISSN: 1868-4238
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2015 23:41
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 12:51

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