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A Grid Information Service (GIS) stores information about the resources of a distributed computing environment and answers questions about it. Currently, no enough attention has been devoted to the security issue. We are developing SecureGIS, a new GIS pattern combining digital certificate with Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) technologies. SecureGIS checks user identity, confirms the authenticity of service information and ensures the privacy of private and/or secret grid services. Furthermore, since UDDI is adopted, grid service and web service information can be stored and managed in a unified manner.
Date of Conference: 4-9 March 2007