Visible to the public FGAC-NDN: Fine-Grained Access Control for Named Data Networks

TitleFGAC-NDN: Fine-Grained Access Control for Named Data Networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsTseng, Yi-Fan, Fan, Chun-I, Wu, Chin-Yu
JournalIEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
KeywordsAccess Control, authorisation, Bilinear Pairing, cache storage, Computer science, data confidentiality, DBDH assumption, desired content, desired file, FGAC-NDN, fine-grained access control, fine-grained access control mechanism, Human Behavior, Industries, Internet, Mobility, named data network, Named Data Network Security, named data networking, network architecture, potential receivers, promising information-centric networking architectures, pubcrawl, Receivers, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, Servers, specific user, telecommunication network routing

Named data network (NDN) is one of the most promising information-centric networking architectures, where the core concept is to focus on the named data (or contents) themselves. Users in NDN can easily send a request packet to get the desired content regardless of its address. The routers in NDN have cache functionality to make the users instantly retrieve the desired file. Thus, the user can immediately get the desired file from the nearby nodes instead of the remote host. Nevertheless, NDN is a novel proposal and there are still some open issues to be resolved. In view of previous research, it is a challenge to achieve access control on a specific user and support potential receivers simultaneously. In order to solve it, we present a fine-grained access control mechanism tailored for NDN, supporting data confidentiality, potential receivers, and mobility. Compared to previous works, this is the first to support fine-grained access control and potential receivers. Furthermore, the proposed scheme achieves provable security under the DBDH assumption.

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