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A Secure Remote Authentication, Operation and Management Infrastructure for Distributed Wireless Sensor Network Testbeds

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2009
Author Hurni Philipp, Staub Thomas, Wagenknecht Gerald, Anwander Markus, Braun Torsten,
Project Traffic Adaptivity in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen
Place Kassel
DOI 10.14279/tuj.eceasst.17.200

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In this paper we propose an infrastructure for a secure remote authentication, management and operation system for a distributed global wireless sensor network testbed. We base the design of the architecture on an existing well-established, widely deployed and frequently used authentication and authorization system developed to simplify inter-organizational access to web-resources. The proposed infrastructure addresses the main challenges of a interconnected distributed sensor network testbed, such as secure remote availability, multi-user access, confidentiality and integrity. The paper further describes our perspective of a testbed workflow management and operation system aiming to provide a simple and comprehensive interface for remote wireless sensor network configuration and experimentation.