Title: Understanding and mitigating security and authentication issues in service oriented network architecture

Authors: Bhawana Rudra; O.P. Vyas

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad 211 012, UP, India ' Department of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad 211 012, UP, India

Abstract: Service oriented network architecture (SONATE) is one of the outcome of many architectures being explored to evolve as future network architecture. The architecture describes about the importance of flexibility to solve the short term as well as the long term requirements of the consumer (Manu et al., 2012; Rudra et al., 2011a). Flexibility is the solution for solving the architectural problems but raises many security problems. It is important to consider security must be considered as the integral part of design level rather than at the development stage of the architecture. This paper discusses various security requirements for the entities of the architecture and the importance of authentication. A public key based infrastructure (PKI) mechanism is proposed and discussed in detail.

Keywords: services; flexible networks; SONATE; service oriented network architecture; service oriented architecture; SOA; authentication; PKI; public key infrastructure; network security; authentication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2015.068392

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2015 Vol.10 No.1, pp.9 - 19

Available online: 28 Mar 2015 *

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