Abstract

Trust negotiation allows two parties on the Internet to establish trust in each other according to the digital credentials thateach other possesses. Traditionally, trust negotiation uses certificates as digital credentials. However, certificates make trust negotiation difficult to use since people rarely have certificates available to them, and they must physically possess and secure all needed certificates in order to negotiate. To avoid these problems, this thesis proposes that credential authorities negotiate on behalf of the user. This thesis defines BrowserBased Trust Negotiation (BBTN) as a method for negotiating with credential authorities using the Secure Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

2006-03-21

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1238

Keywords

Trust Negotiation, Internet Security, Computer Security, SAML, Single Sign-on

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