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Static evaluation of Certificate Policies for GRID PKIs interoperability

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Static evaluation of Certificate Policies for GRID PKIs interoperability
Validating an end-entity X.509 digital certificate prior to authorizing it for using a resource into the computational Grid has become a widely studied topic due to its importance for security. A more comprehensive validation process involves not only a real-time check on the credential’s status, but also an evaluation of the trust level applicable to its Certification Authority. Nowadays Policy Management Authorities (PMAs) gather Grid CAs fulfilling a minimum set of requirements defined in an Authentication Profile thus guaranteeing a trusted interoperability environment for Grid projects. Currently this is a manual process that only results in a binary decision (the CA is able to become part of the PMA or not), however in practice, different CAs offer different security levels. In this paper we present ways to apply the Reference Evaluation Methodology (REM) to automatically obtain the security level of a CA. The described process is based on the building of a formalized policy t...
Valentina Casola, Nicola Mazzocca, Jesus Luna, Osc
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where IEEEARES
Authors Valentina Casola, Nicola Mazzocca, Jesus Luna, Oscar Manso, Manel Medina
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