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Distributed Computing by Mukesh Singhal, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani

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CHAPTER 16

Authentication in distributed systems

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16.1  Introduction

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A fundamental concern in building a secure distributed system is the authentication of local and remote entities in the system [41]. In a distributed system, the hosts communicate by sending and receiving messages over the network. Various resources (such as files and printers) distributed among the hosts are shared across the network in the form of network services provided by servers. The entities in a distributed system, such as users, clients, servers, and processes, are collectively ...

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