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Sharing databases on the Web with Porter Proxy

Sharing databases on the Web with Porter Proxy
Sharing databases on the Web with Porter Proxy
With large number of datasets now available through the Web, data-sharing ecosystems such as the Web Observatory have emerged. The Web Observatory provides an active decentralised ecosystem for datasets and applications based on a number Web Observatory sites, each of which can run in a different administrative domain. On a Web Observatory site users can publish and securely access datasets across domains via a harmonised API and reverse proxies for access control. However, that API provides a different interface to that of the databases on which datasets are stored and, consequently, existing applications that consume data from specific databases require major modification to be added to the Web observatory ecosystem. In this paper we propose a lightweight architecture called Porter Proxy to address this concern. Porter Proxy exposes the same interfaces as databases as requested by the users while enforcing access control. Characteristics of the proposed Porter Proxy architecture are evaluated based on adversarial scenario-handling in Web Observatory eco-system.
security, access control, data sharing, proxy, web observatory
1673-1676
Wang, Xin
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Madaan, Aastha
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Siow, Boon Lin Eugene
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Tiropanis, Athanassios
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Wang, Xin
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Madaan, Aastha
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Siow, Boon Lin Eugene
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Tiropanis, Athanassios
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Wang, Xin, Madaan, Aastha, Siow, Boon Lin Eugene and Tiropanis, Athanassios (2017) Sharing databases on the Web with Porter Proxy. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion (WWW '17 Companion): WOW17: Workshop on Web Observatories, Social Machines and Decentralisation, Perth, Australia. 03 - 07 Apr 2017. 4 pp, pp. 1673-1676.

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Abstract

With large number of datasets now available through the Web, data-sharing ecosystems such as the Web Observatory have emerged. The Web Observatory provides an active decentralised ecosystem for datasets and applications based on a number Web Observatory sites, each of which can run in a different administrative domain. On a Web Observatory site users can publish and securely access datasets across domains via a harmonised API and reverse proxies for access control. However, that API provides a different interface to that of the databases on which datasets are stored and, consequently, existing applications that consume data from specific databases require major modification to be added to the Web observatory ecosystem. In this paper we propose a lightweight architecture called Porter Proxy to address this concern. Porter Proxy exposes the same interfaces as databases as requested by the users while enforcing access control. Characteristics of the proposed Porter Proxy architecture are evaluated based on adversarial scenario-handling in Web Observatory eco-system.

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Published date: 3 April 2017
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion (WWW '17 Companion): WOW17: Workshop on Web Observatories, Social Machines and Decentralisation, Perth, Australia, 2017-04-03 - 2017-04-07
Keywords: security, access control, data sharing, proxy, web observatory

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Local EPrints ID: 412204
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412204
PURE UUID: c45fe93f-10e7-4e68-9c94-21c01ed9cbcc
ORCID for Boon Lin Eugene Siow: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3593-2436
ORCID for Athanassios Tiropanis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6195-2852

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Date deposited: 13 Jul 2017 16:31
Last modified: 02 Feb 2018 17:31

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