Journal of Computer Science

A Proposed Framework for Outsourcing and Secure Encrypted Data on OpenStack Object Storage (Swift)

Hala Albaroodi, Selvakumar Manickam and Mohammed Anbar

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2015.590.597

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 11, Issue 3

Pages 590-597


Despite the numerous potential benefits of Open Source Cloud Computing (OSCC) in several industrial and academic-oriented environments, OSCC could be also associated with some risks. However, which a proper awareness to the cloud consumers or organisations, these risks can be clearly identify and avoided. OpenStack Swift security can provide a greater understanding of how OpenStack Swift functions and what types of security issues arise therein. In this study, a lightweight and robust cloud-based security model for OpenStack object storage within a cloud computing environment is proposed. Swift is a multi-user based model in which every owner encrypts her/his files; each owner uses different levels of cryptographic security. A reduction in the key distribution complexity in this diverse model with a variety of security based settings is critical. Note that proposed model incorporates cryptographic algorithms at the first level (authentication/authorisation) and a hash function to introduce a more secure access method for authentication and authorisation.


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