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Resource Authorization Methods for Edge Computing

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To realize the distribution of processing load and prompt response, the concept of edge computing is drawing attention. Under the edge computing environment, server processing is carried out on an edge node located near various devices with a communication module instead of on a central server. These edge nodes can be provided by another entity other than service providers such as network operators. The edge nodes have fewer computing resources than a central server has. Therefore, appropriate dynamic resource management is required to avoid resource exhaustion. For this purpose, authorization techniques, e.g., OAuth, can be applied. In this paper, we consider applying the OAuth protocol for a privilege delegation on edge computing. Firstly, we clarify the authentication flows differ depending on the relationship of edge computing players (edge provider, user, service provider). We then describe the unique problems of resource authorization on edge computing.

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This work was supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP20K23329 and JP21H03442, and University of Hyogo Special Grant for Young Researchers.

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Watanabe, R., Kubota, A., Kurihara, J. (2022). Resource Authorization Methods for Edge Computing. In: Barolli, L., Hussain, F., Enokido, T. (eds) Advanced Information Networking and Applications. AINA 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 449. Springer, Cham.

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