A Flexible Security System for Metacomputing Environments

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Authors:Ferrari, Adam, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Knabe, Frederick, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Humphrey, Marty, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Chapin, Steve, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Grimshaw, Andrew, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

A metacomputing environment is a collection of geographically distributed resources (people, computers, devices, databases) connected by one or more high-speed networks and potentially spanning multiple administrative domains. Security is an essential part of metasystem design -- high-level resources and services defined by the metacomputer must be protected from one another and from possibly corrupted underlying resources, while those underlying resources must minimize their vulnerability to attacks from the metacomputer level. We present the Legion security architecture, a flexible, adaptable framework for solving the metacomputing security problem. We demonstrate that this framework is flexible enough to implement a wide range of security mechanisms and high-level policies.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Ferrari, Adam, Frederick Knabe, Marty Humphrey, Steve Chapin, and Andrew Grimshaw. "A Flexible Security System for Metacomputing Environments." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1998).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1998