TPM-based authentication mechanism for apache hadoop

Issa Khalil, Zuochao Dou, Abdallah Khreishah

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Abstract

Hadoop is an open source distributed system for data storage and parallel computations that is widely used. It is essential to ensure the security, authenticity, and integrity of all Hadoop’s entities. The current secure implementations of Hadoop rely on Kerberos, which suffers from many security and performance issues including single point of failure, online availability requirement, and concentration of authentication credentials. Most importantly, these solutions do not guard against malicious and privileged insiders. In this paper, we design and implement an authentication framework for Hadoop systems based on Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technologies. The proposed protocol not only overcomes the shortcomings of the state-of-the-art protocols, but also provides additional significant security guarantees that guard against insider threats. We analyze and compare the security features and overhead of our protocol with the state-of-the-art protocols, and show that our protocol provides better security guarantees with lower optimized overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages105-122
Number of pages18
Volume152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume152
ISSN (Print)18678211

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Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Hadoop
  • Insider threats
  • Kerberos
  • Platform attestation
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Khalil, I., Dou, Z., & Khreishah, A. (2015). TPM-based authentication mechanism for apache hadoop. In Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST (Vol. 152, pp. 105-122). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; Vol. 152). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23829-6_8