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Secure Directories

Chadwick, David W. (2000) Secure Directories. In: Jerman-Blazic, B. and Schneider, W.S. and Klobucar, T., eds. Advanced Security Technologies for Insecure Networks. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 123-131.


This paper describes the mechanisms that are needed in order to provide a secure directory service based on the X.500 data model. A brief introduction to the X.500 data model is given followed by an overview of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. Security can be provided by three functions: an application level firewall, an authentication mechanism, and an access control scheme. A description of the X.500 and LDAP access control models is presented followed by the authentication methods that have been standardised for LDAPv3. A companion paper describes a directory application firewall.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Networking Workshop on Advanced Security Technologies in Networking, Portoroz, Slovenia
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2009 15:06 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:04 UTC
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