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Standard ECMA-219
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.

The following file can be freely downloaded:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-219.pdf 761 086    Acrobat (r) PDF file

The previous replaced "historical" edition of this Ecma Standard is not available.


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