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Title Project universe: the provision of authentication facilities
Abstract Within a computer network, authentication or the proving of identity is an important aspect of the overall security of the system. This paper describes an experiment which took an authentication system designed for a simple network with a single controlling authority and expanded it to work on one which had multiple domains of authority. The system provides authentication services accessed via the network which enable applications software and operating systems (TRIPOS was used as an example) to use a secure method of object representation to prove identities and "access rights" between machines. The experiment was a collaboration between Cambridge University from whom the authentication system origninated and the Marconi Research Centre at Great Baddow. This paper contains a description of the authentication system, its workings and how it had to be changed to cope with multiple domains, and criticisms and conclusions drawn from the use of the system.
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Report Project Universe 6. General Electric Company plc and SERC, 1984. 1984