Personal network directory service

Mikko Alutoin, Sami Lehtonen, Kimmo Ahola, Jori Paananen

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    Personal Network (PN) is an emerging computer networking concept where security and privacy of communications as well as user centricity are emphasised. In this article we put forward a novel web service called Personal Network Directory Service (PNDS) that provides user authentication in the Internet by acting as a trusted third party and certificate store. This is required to facilitate authenticated inter-PN communications. In addition, we propose a method for building PN federations where a group of PNDS users share a secure virtual packet network. We demonstrate via concrete screenshots how user creates a PNDS account, gets a PN certificate, and finally joins a PN federation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-92
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal


    • personal networks
    • networks
    • personal certificate
    • single sign-on
    • web service


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