Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe

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AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication

General description

Authorisation is the process of allowing an entity (humans, systems or devices) to access information systems or facilities where information and processing capabilities are being stored. More practical in an industrial setting for Digital Manufacturing Platforms, an authorized person can get access to an operational machine in order to update it, or investigate its contents. Unauthorized access could be someone who has been able to access the network from the outside, performing actions that have not been authorized and cannot be justified.

Authentication is a means to assess the authorization rules of an entity by means of a set of instruments. In the case of Digital Manufacturing Platforms it would be the instruments like user name and password, and in addition a second factor such as a physical token or a mobile phone that can authenticate the person accessing the platform. The physical token connects the person to something he has, the password to something he knows. 

A third A in the AAA-architecture is related to Access. Once authorized, and authenticated, access can be granted to the location, system, application, and / or information. Access control levels can thus be set up on different layers. These can be physical (access to the country, to the plant, to the building, the room and the environment where the system is located), and logical (using authentication technologies). In Digital Manufacturing Platforms this means the systems could be accessible only on premise, in the factory or for instance in the (private or public) cloud. As a result different access mechanisms needs to be considered, depending on the risk and intended security levels and controls. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAA_(computer_security) ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization

 


Specifics for Project NIMBLE | Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe

Title Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe
Description private and secure B2B and M2M information exchange channels to optimise business work flows.
Organisation IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Comments key management, authentication, fine-grained authorization and access control.
Result product Camunda - Workflow and Decision Automation Platform
 Product and Service Search Engine and Search Mediator Result title Product and Service Search Engine and Search Mediator Result comments result_rcn_EC deliverableType_EC Documents, reports Common digital platform used for tenders and bidding
 Periodic Reporting for period 1 - NIMBLE (Collaboration Network for Industry, Manufacturing, Business and Logistics in Europe) Result description We propose an integrated model of trust to be used on the NIMBLE platform. (6) Life-Cycle Data Management: As the world moves towards ubiquitous network access enabling the IoT, we need to view life cycle
 Semantic Modelling of Manufacturing Collaboration Assets Result comments result_rcn_EC deliverableType_EC Documents, reports Common digital platform used for tenders and bidding
 AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication Taxon title AAA - Access, Authorisation and Authentication Taxon description   A third A in the AAA-architecture is related to Access. Once authorized, and authenticated, access can be granted to the location, system, application, and / or information.
 Cybersecurity Comments key management, authentication, fine-grained authorization and access control.