Extending the Kerberos Protocol for Distributed Data as a Service

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Provided by: IBM
Topic: Big Data
Format: PDF
Whilst much of the research on authentication in peer to peer networks focuses on distributed authentication services, in current military systems the use of a centralized authority, such as the Kerberos ticketing framework predominates. Kerberos v5 is targeted at giving users access to a specific service with the option of delegating credentials to other authenticated nodes to enable them to act as proxies to access the service. The model does not work in situations where there are many services, distributed across a rapidly changing network, which could respond to a single request.
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