Design and Implementation of an Authentication and Authorization Framework for a Nomadic Service Delivery System
The wireless technologies have also matured. 802.11 is the existing standard for wireless communication in a LAN environment. Today, even the small computers like the Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) is wireless enabled. This makes access to information and computing significantly much more convenient.
Hotspot! server has been designed to provide connectivity and services in public places (called hotspots). It acts as a wireless Network Access Server (NAS) to users who want to obtain connectivity and services at public places. We believe that the primary applications that have importance and relevance in public places are Internet Access, and specific context-based or location specific services. These services are deployed by Internet Service Providers. Secure access is one of the primary concerns in public networks. We designed, developed and tested a framework for secure access to HTTP-based services through the Hotspot! server. Internet Access is a special case of a HTTP-based Proxy service.
Advisor:Srikant, Y N; Manjunath, Geetha
School:Indian Institute of Science
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:computer and information science network security authentication authorization nomadic service delivery
Date of Publication:12/01/2002