Realization of an Agent-based Certificate Authority and Key Distribution Center


Security issues are key factors for the deployment and acceptance of agent based systems in the telecommunication area. This fact is most obvious in electronic commerce applications, where security services have to be offered. These services are needed to ensuresecure communication, fair exchange of goods and payment. Public key cryptography techniques are an often employed mechanism. Keys are distributed by using acertificate to store them and to provably associate them to a principal. This document deals with the design of an agent-based certificate authority (CA) and key distribution center (KDC).

  author = {Karsten Bsufka and Stefan Holst and Torge Schmidt},
  title = {{Realization of an Agent-Based Certificate Authority and Key Distribution
  booktitle = {{Intelligent Agents for Telecommunication Applications --Proceedings
	of the Third International Workshop, IATA'99, Stockholm, Sweden,
	August 1999}},
  year = {1999},
  editor = {Sahin Albayrak},
  volume = {1699},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)},
  pages = {113--123},
Karsten Bsufka, Stefan Holst, Torge Schmidt
IATA99, Lecture Notes in Artifical Intelligence (LNAI) Vol. 1699, Springer 1999