Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Web Metering is a method to find out content and services exposure to visitors. This paper proposes a visitor centric voucher scheme that uses an identity management systems solution to incorporate a Web Metering function. The proposed scheme runs transparently to the visitor and utilizes security properties available in identity management systems. On a higher level, the scheme introduces the use of authentication protocols to provide Web Metering evidence. Web Metering is defined here as a method to measure the interactions done between the visitor and the Web server over a specific period of time.