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  A Survey on Privacy Enhancement in Cloud Computing using Identity Management  
  Authors : M. Janaki; Dr.M.Ganaga Durga
  Cite as: ijcsn.org/IJCSN-2013/2-6/IJCSN-2013-2-6-141.pdf


Cloud computing is a better way to increase the capabilities dynamically without the expenses spent in new infrastructure or licensing new software. Though cloud computing is providing better utilization of resources by virtualization techniques and taking up much of the work load from the user, it is fraught with security risks. Traditional identity management systems are designed to be cost effective and scalable primarily for the service providers, but not necessarily for the users, which often results in poor usability. Users are often required to memorize multiple passwords for accessing various services from different service providers. In this paper, a survey of the different security risks that pose a threat to the cloud is presented. This paper compares various identity management models and paradigms and the results are summarized in the form of table.


Published In : IJCSN Journal Volume 2, Issue 6

Date of Publication : 01 December 2013

Pages : 94 - 102

Figures : 07

Tables : 02

Publication Link : ijcsn.org/IJCSN-2013/2-6/IJCSN-2013-2-6-141.pdf




M. Janaki : Assistant Professor, Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, India

Dr.M.Ganaga Durga : Assistant Professor, Government Arts College for Women, Sivaganga, Tamilnadu, India








Cloud computing

Security issues

Identity management



Personal authentication device


An integrated security model targeting different levels of security of data for a typical cloud infrastructure is under research. We intend to develop a framework to enhance privacy in cloud computing using user-centric identity management. This framework would be providing ‘Security as a Service’ to the applications by providing security as a single-tier or a multi-tier based on the application’s requirement and addition to it, the tiers are enabled to change dynamically making the security system less predictable. Though there are many practical concerns regarding to dynamic security, our research is much concentrated to derive a better approach which targets these concepts and provide a practical solution for the cloud computing security risks. The future direction of our research is to strengthen cloud security by using identity based cryptography in user centric identity management.










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