Uppsala University Department of Information Technology

Technical Report 2002-015

Differentiated Security in Wireless Networks

Andreas Johnsson

April 2002


This report presents a three step solution to the differentiated security and self-configuration problem in wireless network where users are able to come and go as they wish. Differentiated security is about giving different user's different access rights towards a surrounding infrastructure. Access rights can in some systems be bought and in others they may be related to a users location or real life status. Self-configuration is about minimizing the configuration effort needed by network users.

First a generic architecture is presented, which provides an abstract solution without any requirements on specific techniques or tools. Thereafter a prototype specification and a prototype implementation are derived from the architecture. They show that the desired system is feasible and relatively easy to construct, using well known tools for resource discovery, security and address handling.

Note: M.Sc. thesis

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