CryptoNET: a model of generic security provider
by Abdul Ghafoor Abbasi, Sead Muftic, Gernot Schmolzer
International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), Vol. 2, No. 3/4, 2010

Abstract: The model and design of a generic security provider provides a comprehensive set of security services, mechanisms, encapsulation methods, and security protocols for Java applications. The model is structured in four layers; each layer provides services to the upper layer and the top layer provide services to applications. The services reflect security requirements derived from a wide range of applications; from small desktop applications to large distributed enterprise environments. Based on the abstract model, this paper describes design and implementation of an instance of the provider comprising various generic security modules: symmetric key cryptography, asymmetric key cryptography, hashing, encapsulation, certificates management, creation and verification of signatures, and various network security protocols. This paper also describes the properties for extensibility, flexibility, abstraction, and compatibility of the Java security provider.

Online publication date: Mon, 06-Dec-2010

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