Transparent security for collaborative environments

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Transparent security for collaborative environments
Current collaborative tools are often not able to profit from existing systems for user management. It is therefore necessary for collaborative systems to administrate their users using their own solutions, which may not be adequate in terms of scalability or security. Many users may also experience problems working with authentication credentials (e.g. digital certificates) employed by collaborative systems. In this paper, we propose a general framework to provide easy-to-use yet secure access to collaborative systems, which offers a general middleware layer to accommodate various types of collaborative tools. The framework utilizes the emerging model of federations, which allows to provide a user-friendly means of logging in to a collaborative system as well as a solid basis for specifying access control policies. The framework handles all security aspects in a transparent way without requiring the users to perform complicated tasks. Using user attributes maintained in the federation...
Eva Hladká, Daniel Kouril, Michal Proch&aac
Added 14 Aug 2010
Updated 14 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Eva Hladká, Daniel Kouril, Michal Procházka, Ludek Matyska, Petr Holub
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