Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/7357
 Title: Ensemble Security Authors: Rodeh, OhadBirman, Kenneth P.Hayden, MarkXiao, ZhenDolev, Danny Keywords: computer sciencetechnical report Issue Date: Sep-1998 Publisher: Cornell University Citation: http://techreports.library.cornell.edu:8081/Dienst/UI/1.0/Display/cul.cs/TR98-1703 Abstract: Ensemble is a Group Communication System built at Cornell and the Hebrew Universities. It allows processes to create {\it process groups} in which scalable reliable fifo-ordered multicast and point-to-point communication are supported. The system also supports other communication properties, such as multicast causal and total ordering, flow control, etc.. This paper describes the security protocols and infrastructure of Ensemble. Applications using Ensemble with the extensions described here benefit from strong security properties. Assuming trusted authenticated members may not be corrupted, all communication is secured from tampering by outsiders. Our work extends previous work performed in the Horus system (Ensemble's predecessor) adding support for multiple partitions, efficient rekeying, and application defined security policies. Unlike Horus, which used its own security infrastructure with non-standard key distribution and timing services, Ensemble's security mechanism is based on a standard and very widely used security infrastructure: the PGP authentication engine. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/7357 Appears in Collections: Computer Science Technical Reports

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