Our latest research paper presents an approach to designing and implementing a federated identity management and interoperability system for an ecosystem of heterogeneous, cloud-based manufacturing platforms, which is currently being developed in a European research project called eFactory. The paper will be presented in August 26-29, 2019, at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, during the 14 International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES’19), Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT (WISI 2019), URL: https://www.ares-conference.eu/
This paper describes an approach to overcome the interoperability challenges related to identity management systems supporting cross-collaboration between heterogeneous manufacturing platforms. Traditional identity management systems have shown many weaknesses when it comes to cloud platforms and their federations, from not being able to support a simplified login process, to information disclosure and complexity of implementation in practice. This paper discusses workflows to practically implement federated identity management across the heterogeneous manufacturing platforms and design interoperability at different levels, e.g. at the platform level and at the platform integration level. Our motivation to find the best federated identity management solution for heterogeneous cloud-based platforms is related to practical requirements coming from the ongoing European project eFactory.
The full reference:
N. Selvanathan, D. Jayakody and V. Damjanovic-Behrendt, “Federated Identity Management and Interoperability for Heterogeneous Cloud Platform Ecosystems”, In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES’19), Workshop on Industrial Security and IoT (WISI 2019), August 26-29, 2019, Canterbury, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1145/3339252.3341492