Title: A security scheme of digital rights management based on agent encryption and key distribution in cloud computing

Authors: W.G. Ge; Li Sun

Addresses: College of Information Engineering, Huanghuai University, Zhumadian 463000, China ' College of Information Engineering, Huanghuai University, Zhumadian 463000, China

Abstract: Cloud computing is a convenient and flexible mode of data transmission and sharing. Data security is the biggest challenge today owing to the wide application of cloud computing in various fields. This study proposed a security scheme of digital rights management based on digital license and agent encryption in cloud computing. First, a secure and effective framework of digital rights management was presented, allowing the agent encryption provider (such as centralised data server) to encrypt the data content and the common users to use the data resource based on digital license generated by a license server. The novel scheme could accomplish the privacy protection by permitting anonymous users to request different services from the key server and service provider. The performance analysis showed that the proposed scheme could assure the security and efficiency of data resource, thereby establishing its significance and application value for promoting a widespread application of cloud computing.

Keywords: digital rights management; cloud computing; digital license; agent encryption; key distribution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2018.095167

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2018 Vol.13 No.4, pp.228 - 235

Received: 08 Mar 2018
Accepted: 09 Mar 2018

Published online: 31 Aug 2018 *

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