Advanced Authentication of ArcIMS Services

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Authors

BATKO Michal

Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference 25th Annual ESRI International User Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Institute of Computer Science

Citation
Field Computer hardware and software
Keywords GIS;ESRI;ArcIMS;authentication
Description While publishing data using ArcIMS software, it is sometimes necessary to restrict the access to authorized personnel only. Two standard authentication mechanisms are provided by default - a file based authentication and a JDBC connection to a database. However, both the methods use only plain-text passwords and require exactly defined structures in either the file or the database. Moreover, only one file or one database can be used for authentication. Our proposal describes two different methods that enhance ArcIMS with advanced authentication. These methods provide the ability to authenticate an user with a password against any number of databases with different structures using different hash functions on a per IMS service basis.
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