An experiment scheduler and federated authentication solution for remote laboratory access

Ning Wang, Xuemin Chen, Gangbing Song, Hamid Parsaei

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This paper addresses the needs involved in authentication and authorization when target engineering experiments are exported from the remote experimental server to an end-user experiment scheduler web server (SWS). A solution is discussed based on using a novel unified framework for engineering experiments and integrating MD5 encryption and decryption algorithm-based security management engine for a federated authentication and authorization uniform resource locator (URL). The established remote engineering laboratory at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) demonstrates the efficiency of the proposed SWS and authentication method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-26
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Online Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Federated authentication
  • MD5 encryption
  • Remote laboratory
  • Scheduler web server
  • Unified framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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