Secure Shell (SSH): Public Key Authentication over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

Download Now
Provided by: Cornell University
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
The Secure SHell (SSH) protocol requires all implementations to support public key authentication method ("Publickey") for authentication purposes. HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) applications which provide a SSH client over the web browser need to support "Publickey". However, restrictions in HTTP, such as same origin policy, make it difficult to perform such authentications. In this paper, a system to perform "Publickey" authentication over HTTP is provided. It is ensured that no compromise is made that would pose a security risk to SSH protocol.
Download Now

Find By Topic