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A Verification Mechanism for Secured Message Processing in Business Collaboration

  • Haiyang Sun
  • Jian Yang
  • Xin Wang
  • Yanchun Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5446)

Abstract

Message processing can become unsecured resulting in unreliable business collaboration in terms of authorization policy conflicts, for example, when (1) incorrect role assignment or modification occurs in a partner’s services or (2) messages transferred from one organization are processed by unqualified roles in other collaborating business participants. Therefore, verification mechanism based on access policies is critical for managing secured message processing in business collaboration. In this paper, we exploit a role authorization model, Role-Net, which is developed based on Hierarchical Colored Petri Nets (HCPNs) to specify and manage role authorization in business collaboration. A property named Role Authorization Based Dead Marking Freeness is defined based on Role-Net to verify business collaboration reliability according to partners’ authorization policies. An algebraic verification method for secured message processing is introduced as well.

Keywords

Role Authorization Reliability Verification Secured Message Processing Hierarchical Colored Petri Net 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haiyang Sun
    • 1
  • Jian Yang
    • 1
  • Xin Wang
    • 2
  • Yanchun Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputingMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and MathematicsVictoria University, MelbourneVictoriaAustralia

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