A fine-grained authentication method for inter-domain EPCglobal network

Bing Liu, Chao Hsien Chu

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has been studied for several years. Supply chain management is one of the most significant fields that employ this novel technology. RFID-based EPCglobal network is a distributed inter-domain system, which enables every partner within the supply chain to share information with each other. However, no detailed security specification has been developed in EPCglobal standard, therefore a security mechanism is needed to solve the inter-domain information sharing issues between entities that have business relationship. In this paper, we examine the security threats, requirements and solutions for EPCglobal network from the information security perspective, with a focus on the authentication mechanism. We propose a security platform and a X.509 public key infrastructure (PKI) based EPCglobal certificate hierarchical model. The model enables a fine-grained authentication framework to secure the inter-domain EPCglobal supply network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadio Frequency Identification System Security. RFIDsec'11 Asia Workshop Proceedings
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781607507215
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameCryptology and Information Security Series
ISSN (Print)1871-6431
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8101

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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