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Efficient and Secure Single Sign on Mechanism for Distributed Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 99 - Number 8
Year of Publication: 2014
Madhavi A. Indalkar
Ram Joshi

Madhavi A Indalkar and Ram Joshi. Article: Efficient and Secure Single Sign on Mechanism for Distributed Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 99(8):42-46, August 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Madhavi A. Indalkar and Ram Joshi},
	title = {Article: Efficient and Secure Single Sign on Mechanism for Distributed Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {99},
	number = {8},
	pages = {42-46},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


Distributed network is act as core part to access the various services which are available in the network. But the security related to distributed network is main concern. In this paper single sign-on SSO mechanism is introduced which gives access to all services by allowing to sign on only once by users. In this mechanism once user logs in to the Trusted Authority Center TAC then application or services which are register to trusted center will automatically verifies the user's credentials details and these credentials like password or digital signature will be only one for all applications or services. Unlike all other previous mechanisms where in, if user wants to have access multiple services then for every service distinct user credentials (username, password) must be required. SSO act as single authentication window to user for admittance multiple service providers in networks. Previously introduced technique based SSO technology proved to be secure over well-designed SSO system, but fails to provide security during communication. So here emphasis is given on authentication as open problem and on to refining the already proposed SSO process. And to do this along with RSA algorithm which was used in previous SSO process, we will be using MAC algorithm, which is intended to provide secured pathway for communication over distributed network. TAC i. e. Trusted Authority Center is used for sending token integrated with private and shared public key to user.


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