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.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|MoE publication type||D1 Article in a trade journal|
- personal networks
- personal certificate
- single sign-on
- web service