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St. Onge, Joseph Giacomo (2006) A SECURE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURES. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In today's ever-evolving design environments, a focus switch is needed from workstation-centric software tools to distributed services. For Computer-Aided Design, the use of distributed services has the potential to incorporate all of the needed software features for a given project into a new design system that utilizes services. Thus, the designer would have access to features that are not locally installed. This thesis presents a secure middleware solution for design environments. The secure middleware solution provides a system architecture and information infrastructure to facilitate the needs of the designer while also providing access to remote services. The system architecture and information infrastructure are designed with the designer in mind by providing access to any file at any time at any location, and the ability to submit jobs to any available services. These fundamental components are implemented as to not compromise security or accountability. Enabling the system architecture are four fundamental technologies created for this system. They include: (1) a Secure Java Messaging Service, (2) Verification Services, (3) Gateway and Directory Services, and (4) a Secure File System. Through the creation of these four technologies, the system architecture and information infrastructure was developed and deployed into a simulated design environment. Results showing the benefits of this design environment over other design environments are explored within this thesis. Overall, the secure middleware solution for design environments benefits designers and enterprises in a secure, traceable, and accountable manner.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
St. Onge, Joseph
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHoare, Raymond
Committee MemberJones, Alex Kakjones@engr.pitt.eduAKJONES
Committee MemberCain, J.T. (Tom)cain@ee.pitt.eduJTC
Committee MemberNeedy, Kim LaScolakneedy@engr.pitt.eduKNEEDY
Date: 27 September 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 28 April 2006
Approval Date: 27 September 2006
Submission Date: 18 July 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Computer Engineering
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: design environments; eclipse; hashing; information infrastructure; java messaging service; middleware solution; secure file system; secure java messaging service; security; system architecture
Other ID:, etd-07182006-141223
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:52
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:36


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