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My private cloud--granting federated access to cloud resources

Chadwick, David W, Casenove, Matteo, Siu, Kristy (2013) My private cloud--granting federated access to cloud resources. Journal of Cloud Computing, 2 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2192-113X. (doi:10.1186/2192-113X-2-3)

Abstract

We describe the research undertaken in the six month JISC/EPSRC funded My Private Cloud project, in which we built a demonstration cloud file storage service that allows users to login to it, by using their existing credentials from a configured trusted identity provider. Once authenticated, users are shown a set of accounts that they are the owners of, based on their identity attributes. Once users open one of their accounts, they can upload and download files to it. Not only that, but they can then grant access to their file resources to anyone else in the federated system, regardless of whether their chosen delegate has used the cloud service before or not. The system uses standard identity management protocols, attribute based access controls, and a delegation service. A set of APIs have been defined for the authentication, authorisation and delegation processes, and the software has been released as open source to the community. A public demonstration of the system is available online.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/2192-113X-2-3
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: David Chadwick
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 17:23 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43204 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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