Cascaded authentication

  title={Cascaded authentication},
  author={Karen R. Sollins},
  booktitle={IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy},
This paper addresses a problem that has arisen in building distributed systems in which incomplete tmst exists and program composition is necessary. The problem is to permit authentication for both access control and accounting when cascading invocations. The problem can be identified as one of providing cascaded authentication. We have developed a mechanism we call pussports that are passed along with each stage of the cascade and digitally signed at each transition. The information thus… CONTINUE READING
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