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Authentication and privilege attribute security application with related key distribution functions - Part 1, 2 and 3

2nd edition, March 1996

This Standard ECMA-219 defines three applications:

  • an Authentication Application,
  • a Privilege Attributes Application,
  • a Key Distribution Application.

These are distributed Security Applications that provide services concerned with authentication and access control, along with related key distribution information. This definition includes:

  • data elements for authentication and access control purposes,
  • services for the authentication of human users of computer based systems as well as other active entities,
  • services for the provision of Privilege Attributes for purposes of access control in distributed open systems,
  • the means of protecting authentication information and Privilege Attributes in interchange between open systems,
  • key distribution information for establishing the keys used in this protection.

The last two of these facilities requires that the above applications support a Key Distribution Service, which can either be provided integrally, or as a separate application.

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CategoryData communication


Technical CommitteeTC36 (this TC is no longer active)


  • ECMA-219, 1st editionNo file available