This paper addresses the authorization nature of a membership handling system over the Internet and an abstract architecture is presented, overcoming the drawbacks of mechanisms and techniques proposed and used so far. The system is based on Public Key Infrastructure utilizing attribute certificates.
Farmakis, Charalampos; Stamoulis, Dimitrios; and Martakos, Dracoulis, "A Flexible Membership/Subscription Handling System in an e-commerce Environment" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 28.