Published April 5, 2017 | Version v1
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Attribute-Based Access Control Scheme in Federated IoT Platforms

  • 1. Politecnico di Bari
  • 2. Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • 3. University of Vienna
  • 4. University of Rome Tor Vergata


The Internet of Things (IoT) introduced the possibility to connect electronic things from everyday life to the Internet, while making them ubiquitously available. With advanced IoT services, based on a trusted federation among heterogeneous IoT platforms, new security problems (including authentication and authorization) emerge. This contribution aims at describing the main facets of the preliminary security architecture envisaged in the context of the symbIoTe project, recently launched by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 EU program. Our approach features distributed and decoupled mechanisms for authentication and authorization services in complex scenarios embracing heterogeneous and federated IoT platforms, by leveraging Attribute Based Access Control and token-based authorization techniques.



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symbIoTe – Symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments 688156
European Commission