CredEx: user-centric credential management for grid and Web services

@article{Vecchio2005CredExUC,
  title={CredEx: user-centric credential management for grid and Web services},
  author={David Del Vecchio and Marty Humphrey and Jim Basney and Nataraj Nagaratnam},
  journal={IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={149-156 vol.1}
}
User authentication is a crucial security component for most computing systems. But since the security needs of different systems vary widely, authentication mechanisms are similarly diverse. In particular, independently-managed Web and grid services vary with regard to the type of security token (credential) used to prove user identity (username/password, X.509 signing, Kerberos, etc.). Forcing users to manage and present credentials manually for each service is tedious, error-prone and… CONTINUE READING
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