International Journal of Computer Applications
Cloud computing has attracted a lot of attention in both academia and industry lately. With its focus on scaling, collaboration, agility, availability and cost reduction, cloud computing offers a compelling alternative to in-house IT solutions. However, by \"Outsourcing\" the computing infrastructure, it introduces a number of security issues. Specifically, since cloud computing is a shared computing platform, it needs to provide strong mechanisms for authenticating it's users and ensuring that no confidential information stored on the cloud is compromised.