The Security Mechanism In Multiagent System AOSDE

  • Zhongzhi Shi
  • 1Ju Wang
  • Hu Cao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1733)


In the paper, we discuss the requirements on security of agent communication and its implementation in multiagent system. Multiagent system must run on security encrypting channel and provide multilevel check mechanism in order to cope with illegal intruder in distributed application environment. We propose an encrypting channel based on RSA and Rabin algorithm, providing signature and encrypting service in low layer, and present an authority-control mechanism DSM in high layer. In DSM, we design a method of hybrid authority check that agent can visit a kind of default agent service by the right of its identity or by agent ID. A flexible security configuration based on the mechanism above is provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongzhi Shi
    • 1
  • 1Ju Wang
  • Hu Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of Computing TechnologyBeijingChina

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