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The Internet enables connectivity between many entities that do not recognize each other. To enable e-business between the two entities, they must establish a certain level of trust. The presentation of third party certificates establishes the trust between the entities. We developed a new approach that enables businesses to define flexible policies for mapping strangers to predefined business roles, in which issuers do not need to be known in advance. In turn, according to the policy, the issuers provide certificates that are considered to be from a trusted authority. This allows for the building of trust, which enables e-business.

Relying Party Credential Framework presented at the RSA Conference 2001.

Certifiably yours: how to build trust online published in the 2000 IBM Think Research Magazine.

White paper published in the 2000 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

Trust Establishment is now available on AlphaWorks.

Page was last updated on Jul 19, 2001.