A Model Specification for the Design of Trust Negotiations

TitleA Model Specification for the Design of Trust Negotiations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsM. Kolar, C. Fernandez-Gago, and J. Lopez
JournalComputers & Security
IssueJuly 2019
Date Published04/2019
Type of ArticleFull article
ISSN Number0167-4048
KeywordsPolicy, Software Development Life Cycle, Trust Model, Trust Negotiation, UML

Trust negotiation is a type of trust management model for establishing trust between entities by a mutual exchange of credentials. This approach was designed for online environments, where the attributes of users, such as skills, habits, behaviour and experience are unknown. Required criteria of trust negotiation must be supported by a trust negotiation model in order to provide a functional, adequately robust and efficient application. Such criteria were identified previously. In this paper we are presenting a model specification using a UML-based notation for the design of trust negotiation. This specification will become a part of the Software Development Life Cycle, which will provide developers a strong tool for incorporating trust and trust-related issues into the software they create. The specification defines components and their layout for the provision of the essential functionality of trust negotiation on one side as well as optional, additional features on the other side. The extra features make trust negotiation more robust, applicable for more scenarios and may provide a privacy protection functionality.

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