Zero-defect manufacturing strategies towards on-line production management for European factories

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Zero-defect manufacturing strategies towards on-line production management for European factories

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 Z-Fact0r | Zero-defect manufacturing strategies towards on-line production management for European factories

Description To do that we have brought together a total of thirteen (13) EU-based partners, representing both industry and academia, having ample experience in cutting-edge technologies and active presence in the
Organisation CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS CERTH
Comments The Z-Fact0r platform implemented an AAA mechanism (Access, Autorisation and Authentication) to secure the safety of the platform during the connection with other external applications.
 Z-PREVENT Validation and Verification of KPIs Result title Z-PREVENT Validation and Verification of KPIs
 Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Z-Fact0r (Zero-defect manufacturing strategies towards on-line production management for European factories) Result description a SWOT analysis and a list of completed and ongoing similar projects.
 Techniques for product reworking Result comments While materials typically used are plastic, metal or concrete, nowadays AM technologies are expanding to include all kind of materials such as ceramic, nanocomposites, glass, and other.
 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.
 Platform level interoperability Comments The Z-Fact0r platform implemented an AAA mechanism (Access, Autorisation and Authentication) to secure the safety of the platform during the connection with other external applications.