Using the HiiMap Mapping System as a Public Key Infrastructure
The HiiMap architecture is a Next Generation Network concept which is based around the locator/identifier split idea. As with each NGN architecture, security was a major concern from the beginning and one of the design goals was, to integrate the functionality to establish secure connections into the architecture. The 2-tier hierarchical structure of the HiiMap mapping system - a Global Authority as single point of trust and the mapping databases divided into regions - builds the foundation to support security in the architecture. Functionality like confidentiality, integrity and authenticity can be realized by the public/private key principle. This mechanism, however, needs some form of key distribution.