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Identity-Based Cryptosystems for Enhanced Deployment of OSGi Bundles

Pierre Parrend 1 Samuel Galice 1 Stéphane Frénot 1, 2 Stéphane Ubéda 1
1 ARES - Architectures of networks of services
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : The OSGi platform is designed to make Java soft- ware extensible at runtime. This undeniably presents a great interest in several domains like embedded plat- forms or enterprise application servers. However, se- curing the deployment of the OSGi components, or bundles, proves to be a major challenge. The current approach consists in digitally signing the bundles and certifying the signature through a Public Key Infras- tructure. We propose to replace this technology with Identity- based cryptographic mechanisms, which provide both better performances and simplified key management. We present an infrastructure for initialization and use of Identity-based key management, and define the dig- ital signature of bundles using such a cryptographic scheme. Based on our implementation, we provide a comparison between PKI management and Identity- based Key Management. The proposed approach proves to support radical improvement in the key management process, especially in strongly asymmetric system such as OSGi-based Home Gateway, where a few providers publish services for millions of potential users.
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Pierre Parrend, Samuel Galice, Stéphane Frénot, Stéphane Ubéda. Identity-Based Cryptosystems for Enhanced Deployment of OSGi Bundles. International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies, IARIA Association, Oct 2007, Valencia, Spain. ⟨inria-00275178⟩

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