Title: Secure resource sharing in grid system without public key settings

Authors: Manik Lal Das

Addresses: DA-IICT, Gandhinagar – 382007, India

Abstract: Grid system involves the collaborative use of computers, networks, devices, software, databases and interfaces maintained by multiple organisations. Grid security has attracted increasing interests from researchers, as multiple entities in grid system require to deliver different nature of services. Grid security is primarily guided by the grid security infrastructure (GSI) that uses public key cryptography (PKC) for authentication, delegation and resource sharing between the communicating entities. Although GSI provides required security properties to grid system, PKC-based security solution is computationally expensive in comparison to symmetric key operation, in particular resource-constrained environments. In this paper, an authenticated key establishment (AKE) and secure data sharing protocol is presented for grid system security without using public key settings. The proposed protocol extends delegation of resource server and user capability to proxy agents, and revocation of the delegated power. The proposed protocol shows its security strengths and efficiency in comparisons to other related protocols.

Keywords: grid security; authentication; key establishment; delegation; GSI; grid security infrastructure.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCCPS.2021.10041238

International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2021 Vol.2 No.3, pp.194 - 211

Accepted: 24 May 2020
Published online: 05 Oct 2021 *

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