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Authentication and Authorisation Mechanisms in Support of Secure Access to WMN Resources

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Executive Summary

Over the past several years, a number of design approaches in wireless mesh networks have been introduced to support the deployment of Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). The authors introduce a novel wireless mesh architecture that supports authentication and authorisation functionalities, giving the possibility of a seamless WMN integration into the home's organization authentication and authorisation infrastructure. They introduce a novel authentication and authorisation mechanism for wireless mesh nodes. The mechanism is designed upon an existing federated access control approach, i.e., the AAI infrastructure that is using just the credentials at the user's home organization in a federation.

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