Certificate Based Encryption for Securing Broker-Less Publish/Subscribe System in Wireless Network
The security mechanisms such as authentication and confidentiality is highly challenging in a contentbased publish/subscribe system and due to the loose coupling of publishers and subscribers, authentication and confidentiality of publishers and subscribers is difficult to achieve. In particular content-based approaches in brokerless environments do not address confidentiality at all. This paper presents to provide confidentiality and authentication in a broker-less content-based publish-subscribe system. The authentication and confidentiality and other security approach of publishers and subscribers ensured, by adapting the certificate based encryption mechanism. In certificate based encryption signature not only acts as certificate but also as encrypt and decrypt key. To encrypt or to decrypt a message, a key holder needs both its public key and private key and an up-to-date certificate from an authorizer. Certificate-based encryption combines the best aspects of identity-based encryption and public key encryption. This mechanism describes how certificate-based encryption can be used to construct an efficient PKI requiring fewer infrastructures than any previous method.