Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Varma, Nitesh Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-121898-154156 Title Secure Network-Centric Application Access Degree Master of Science Department Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Bohn, Jan Helge Committee Chair Myklebust, Arvid Committee Member Sewell, Lawrence Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1998-09-17 Availability restricted AbstractIn the coming millennium, the establishment of virtual enterprises will become increasingly
common. In the engineering sector, global competition will require corporations to create
agile partnerships to use each other's engineering resources in mutually profitable ways.
The Internet offers a medium for accessing such resources in a globally networked environment.
However, remote access of resources require a secure and mutually trustable environment, which
is lacking in the basic infrastructure on which the Internet is based. Fortunately, efforts
are under way to provide the required security services on the Internet. This thesis presents
a model for making distributed engineering software tools accessible via the Internet. The
model consists of an extensible client-server system interfaced with the engineering software
tool on the server-side. The system features robust security support based on public-key and
symmetric cryptography. The system has been demonstrated by providing Web-based access to a
.STL file repair program through a Java-enabled Web browser.
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