Securing Networked Applications with SESAME

This article describes the SESAME Security Architecture and how it can be used to secure your networked applications.
Special Thanks

We would like to thank Shaw Innes and Mark Rutherford for their considerable efforts in chasing and fixing problems in the Linux port.

Paul Ashley is a Lecturer for the School of Data Communications, QUT. His research interests are Network Security, Health Care Security and Applications of Cryptology. He also consults for industry and government in security related projects. He can be reached using e-mail at or via web

Bradley Broom is a Senior Lecturer for the School of Data Communications, QUT. His research interests encompass network and distributed file systems, and since moving to QUT in 1994, he has been particularly interested in the security, or lack thereof, in these systems. He can be reached using e-mail at or via the web at


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