International Journal of Computer Applications
Group key management is a critical task to make the secure multicast application. Group manager is responsible for changing and re-distributing (rekeying) the group key whenever it deems necessary. Many applications will require a security infrastructure that ensures multiple levels of access control for group members and also require very fast rekeying so that it is not disruptive to their performance. The authors use a multi-operation key management scheme that achieves hierarchical group access control.