Development and application of a proxy server for transparently, digitally signing E-learning content

Christian J. Eibl, S. H. Basie von Solms, Sigrid Schubert

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Integrity as minimal requirement for successful protection of the learning process is neglected by most learning management systems. To implement integrity protection independent of existing e-learning systems we present the concept of a proxy server that digitally signs outgoing messages to the learning management systems and verifies the signature of incoming messages accordingly. We illustrate the architectural design and give specification details. Realization deliberations are outlined with respect to the hypertext transfer protocol. Finally, we discuss the approaches on the case study of the open-source learning management system MOODLE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Approaches for Security, Privacy and Trust in Complex Environments
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP TC-11 22nd International Information Security Conference (SEC 2007), 14-16 May 2007, Sandton, S. Africa
EditorsHein Venter, Jan Eloff, Mariki Eloff, Les Labuschagne, Rossouw Solms
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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