Authentication and Access Control for Open Messaging Interface Standard

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The number of Internet of Things (IoT) vendors is rapidly growing, providing solutions for all levels of the IoT stack. Despite the universal agreement on the need for a standardized technology stack, following the model of the world-wide-web, a large number of industry-driven domain specific standards hinder the development of a single IoT ecosystem. An attempt to solve this challenge is the introduction of O-MI (Open Messaging Interface) and O-DF (Open Data Format), two domain independent standards published by Open Group. Despite their good compatibility, they define no specific security model. This paper takes the first step of defining a security model for these standards by proposing suitable access control and authentication mechanisms that can regulate the rights of different principles and operations defined in these standards. First, a brief introduction is provided of the O-MI and O-DF standards, including a comparison with existing standards. Second, the envisioned security model is presented, together with the implementation details of the plug-in module developed for the O-MI and O-DF reference implementation.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2017
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Nov 201710 Nov 2017
Conference number: 14
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ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services
Abbreviated titleMobiQuitous
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period07/11/201710/11/2017
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  • Internet of Things, Open Messaging Interface (O-MI), Open Data Format (O-DF), Messaging Standards, User Authentication, Access Control, Security, Certificate

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