A trust management framework for network applications within an SDN environment

Aliyu Lawal Aliyu, Peter Bull, Ali Abdallah

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Abstract

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm that changes the way networks are managed by separating the control plane from data plane and making networks programmable. The separation brings about flexibility, automation, orchestration and offers savings in both capital and operational expenditure. Despite all the advantages offered by SDN it introduces new threats that did not exist before or were harder to exploit in traditional networks, making network penetration potentially easier. One of the key threat to SDN is the authentication and authorisation of network applications that control network behaviour (unlike the traditional network where network devices like routers and switches are autonomous and run proprietary software and protocols to control the network). This paper proposes a mechanism that helps the control layer authenticate network applications and set authorisation permissions that constrict manipulation of network resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2017
EditorsTomoya Enokido, Makoto Takizawa, Chi-Yi Lin, Hui-Huang Hsu, Leonard Barolli
PublisherIEEE
Pages93-98
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509062300
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 27 Mar 201729 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2017

Academic conference

Academic conference31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2017
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period27/03/1729/03/17

Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Authorisation
  • SDN
  • Security
  • Trust

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