A Mechanism for Secure, Fine-Grained Dynamic Provisioning of Applications on Small Devices

  • William R. Bush
  • Antony Ng
  • Doug Simon
  • Bernd Mathiske
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3362)

Abstract

As small, secure devices become more powerful and more wide spread, it has become desirable to support the dynamic provisioning and updating of multiple applications on such devices. This paper presents a simple mechanism for performing such provisioning and updating, even if the applications are mutually distrustful. The mechanism extends CLDC JavaTMtechnology with a classfile attribute that carries the certificates necessary to enable the added security.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Bush
    • 1
  • Antony Ng
    • 2
  • Doug Simon
    • 1
  • Bernd Mathiske
    • 1
  1. 1.Sun Microsystems LaboratoriesMountain ViewUSA
  2. 2.D’Crypt Pte. Ltd 

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