CONFERENCE (INTERNATIONAL) Establishing Authentication Trust in Open Environment Using Social Approach

Hidehito Gomi

The 5th International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (SECURWARE 2011)

August 01, 2011

A trust metric is described for a user to ensure the authenticity of another user who is not known to system entities in an open environment. On the basis of the metric, an identity federation framework is proposed for propagating an authentication assertion for an unknown user across system entities. The unknown user directly interacts with an authenticating user with the support of an entity mediating the authentication. By use of the proposed framework, an entity receiving an authentication assertion can derive and evaluate the trust value of its corresponding user in a quantitative fashion to flexibly control his or her access.