IoT-cloud authorization and delegation mechanisms for ubiquitous sensing and actuation

TitleIoT-cloud authorization and delegation mechanisms for ubiquitous sensing and actuation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2017
AuthorsBruneo, D., S. Distefano, F. Longo, G. Merlino, and A. Puliafito
Conference Name2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Conference LocationReston; United States; 12-14 December 2016
ISBN Number9781509041305
KeywordsAccess control, Arches, Basic mechanism, cloud computing, Delegation, Delegation mechanisms, Interconnect sensors, Internet of Things, Keystone, OpenStack, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Resource constrained nodes, Sensing and Actuation as a Service, Smart city, Ubiquitous computing

In the roadmap for the implementation of ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous sensing and actuation is a milestone still to be reached. It refers to providing sensing and actuation facilities anytime and everywhere. This does not just imply to interconnect sensors and actuators through the Internet, but also and mainly to provide this facilities. IoT-Cloud computing paradigms such as the sensing and actuation as a service one could be a proper way to address this problem. In past work we developed an SAaaS framework extending OpenStack with specific functionalities for resource constrained nodes, Stack4Things. In this paper we focus on access control, authorization and delegation mechanisms which are basic mechanisms for the implementation of the UbSA vision. Thus starting from Stack4Things, we describe how we adapted and extended mechanisms provided by OpenStack, with specific regard to Keystone, with new functionalities for delegation and access control. A use case in the smart city scenario of #SmartME describes the proposed solution in practice. © 2016 IEEE.