Athena: A Configurable Validation Framework For NDN Applications

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Athena: A Configurable Validation Framework For NDN Applications. Yingdi Yu.
NDN, Technical Report NDN-0030, Revision 1: April 20, 2015.

In Named Data Networking (NDN), data is bound with its name through its producer’s public key signature. Secure communication in NDN requires every piece of data to be authenticated. Leaving the data authentication to application developers is error-prone. It is more reasonable to ask application developer to select a pre-defined trust model, and have a security library to automatically set up all the data authentication procedures. In this paper, we proposed
Athena, a configurable validation framework to support automated data authentication. We also defined a policy language Guardian to help security experts to specify a variety of trust model in a convenient way.