Year of Publication

2019

Season of Publication

Fall

Paper Type

Master's Thesis

College

College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computing

NACO controlled Corporate Body

University of North Florida. School of Computing

First Advisor

Swapnoneel Roy

Second Advisor

Asai Asaithambi

Third Advisor

Peyman Faizian

Department Chair

Sherif Elfayoumy

College Dean

William F Klostermeyer

Abstract

Single-Sign-On (SSO) systems usage has been on the rise exponentially. One of the major benefits of having an SSO system is to have a central authentication service, which other applications can use. However, SSO services are also prone to failure. If an SSO service becomes unavailable due to failure, every application that uses the SSO service become simultaneously inaccessible to users. The goal of this research is to explore a technique to mitigate the availability issue of the SSO by customizing its functionality, and distributing its data using blockchain technology over the network. The Blockchain data structure possesses inherent properties that can be useful to improve an SSO service's availability and hence, its overall functionality and reliability.

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