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The Design of a Single Funding Point Charging Architecture


Tsiaras, Christos; Waldburger, Martin; Machado, Guilherme Sperb; Vancea, Andrei Aurel; Stiller, Burkhard (2012). The Design of a Single Funding Point Charging Architecture. In: EUNICE 2012, Budapest, Hungary, 29 August 2012 - 31 August 2012, 1-12.

Abstract

Most federations across the world apply Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) platforms. Thus, access toservices offered by organizations, which belong to such a federation, can begranted to their users independent of their current location. The increasing demand to charge users for those service usages lead organizations to establishvarious charging mechanisms. However, until today the majority of organizations is using service-dependent solutions to perform charging. This policy absorbs the utility of an SSO system, since users still have to monitor and controleach credit account separately. Therefore, the approach proposed defines an extension to SSO platforms, which is consolidated, non dispersed and service-independent. A Single Funding Point Charging Architecture (SFP-CA) allows users to settle payments using funds from the same credit account, for any type ofservice they use inside their federation.

Abstract

Most federations across the world apply Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) platforms. Thus, access toservices offered by organizations, which belong to such a federation, can begranted to their users independent of their current location. The increasing demand to charge users for those service usages lead organizations to establishvarious charging mechanisms. However, until today the majority of organizations is using service-dependent solutions to perform charging. This policy absorbs the utility of an SSO system, since users still have to monitor and controleach credit account separately. Therefore, the approach proposed defines an extension to SSO platforms, which is consolidated, non dispersed and service-independent. A Single Funding Point Charging Architecture (SFP-CA) allows users to settle payments using funds from the same credit account, for any type ofservice they use inside their federation.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accounting, Authorization, Single Funding Point, Charging Architecture
Language:English
Event End Date:31 August 2012
Deposited On:14 Jun 2012 21:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:52
Publisher:Springer
Related URLs:http://www.csg.uzh.ch/staff/tsiaras/Extern/Publications/The_Design_of_a_Single_Funding_Point_Charging_Architecture_EUNICE_2012.pdf
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7031

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