Pervasive geo-security – a lightweight triple-A approach to securing distributed geo-service infrastructures

Bernd Resch, Bernhard Schulz, Manfred Mittlboeck, Thomas Heistracher
2012 International Journal of Digital Earth  
Security has recently become a major concern in distributed geo-infrastructures for spatial data provision. Thus, a lightweight approach for securing distributed low-power environments such as geo-sensor networks is needed. The first part of this article presents a survey of current security mechanisms for authentication and authorisation. Based on this survey, a lightweight and scalable token-based security infrastructure was developed, which is tailored for use in distributed geo-web service
more » ... ed geo-web service infrastructures. The developed security framework comprises dedicated components for authentication, rule-based authorisation and optimised storage and administration of access rules. For validation purposes, a prototypical implementation of the approach has been created.
doi:10.1080/17538947.2012.674562 fatcat:qa4g47nwcvg7deic5volxhvooe