OMOS: A framework for secure communication in mashup applications

Saman Zarandioon, Danfeng Yao, Vinod Ganapathy

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Mashups are new Web 2.0 applications that seamlessly combine contents from multiple heterogeneous data sources into one integrated browser environment. The hallmark of these applications is to facilitate dynamic information sharing and analysis, thereby creating a more integrated and convenient experience for end-users. As mashups evolve into portals designed to offer convenient access to information on critical domains, such as banking, shopping, investment, enterprise mashups, and web desktops, concerns to protect clients' personal information and trade secrets become important, thereby motivating the need for strong security guarantees. We develop a security architecture that provides high assurance on the mutual authentication, data confidentiality, and message integrity of mashup applications. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of OpenMashupOS (OMOS), an open-source browser-independent framework for secure inter-domain communication and mashup development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4721572
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings - Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, ACSAC
StatePublished - 2008
Event24th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference, ACSAC 2008 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2008Dec 12 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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