Proactive Role Discovery in Mediator-Free Environments

Mohamed Shehab
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Arif Ghafoor

2008 Eighth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing September 08-September 11


The rapid proliferation of Internet and related technologies has created tremendous possibilities for the interoperability between domains in distributed environments. Interoperability does not come easy at it opens the way for several security and privacy breaches. In this paper, we focus on the distributed authorization discovery problem that is crucial to enable secure interoperability.??We present a distributed access path discovery framework that does not require a centralized mediator. We propose and verify a role routing protocol that propagates secure, minimal-length paths to reachable roles in other domains.??Finally, we present experimental results of our role routing protocol based on a simulation implementation.