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Design and Implementation of a Security Gateway for Grid Services

  • Grid services will form the base for future computational Grids. Web Services, have been extended to build Grid services. Grid Services are dened in the Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA). The Globus Alliance has released a Web Service Resource Framework, which is still under development and which is still missing vital parts. One of them is a Concept that allows Grid-Service Requests to securely traverse Firewalls, and its realization. This Thesis aims at the development and realization of a detailed Concept for an Application Level Gateway for Grid services, based on an existing rough concept. This approach should enable a strict division between a local network and the Internet. The internet is considered as a untrusted site and the local network is considered as a trusted site. Grid resources are placed in the internet as well as in the local network. This means that the possibility to communicate through a Firewall is essential. Some further protocols like Grid Resource Allocation and Management (GRAM) and the Grid File Transfer Protocol (GridFTP) must be able to traverse the network borders securely as well, while no further actions must be taken from the user side. The German Federal Oce for Information Security (BSI) proposes a Firewall - Application Level Gateway (ALG) - Firewall solution to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) where this Thesis is written, as a principle approach. In this approach, the local network is divided from the Internet with two rewalls. Between those rewalls is a demilitarized zone (DMZ), where computers may be placed, which can be accessed from the Internet and from the local network. An ALG which is placed in this DMZ should represent the local Grid nodes to the Internet and it should act as a client to the local nodes. All Grid service requests must be directed to the ALG instead of the protected Grid nodes. The ALG then checks and validates the requests on the application level (OSI layer 7). Requests that pose no security threat and fulll certain criteria will then be forwarded to the local Grid nodes. The responses from the local Grid nodes are checked and validated by the ALG as well.

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Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Author:Roland Gude
Pagenumber:v, 48
Referee:Rudolf Berrendorf, Ralf Thiele
Publisher:elib DLR
Granting Institution:Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Fachbereich Informatik
Contributing Corporation:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Publication year:2005
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Theses:Fachbereich / Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/04/02