Modbus authorization Authentication IIoT Blockchain Hyperledger fabric blockchain Self sovereign identity Access control system
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Figueroa-Lorenzo, S., Añorga Benito, J., & Arrizabalaga, S. (2021). Modbus access control system based on SSI over hyperledger fabric blockchain. Sensors, 21(16), 5438.
Security is the main challenge of the Modbus IIoT protocol. The systems designed to provide security involve solutions that manage identity based on a centralized approach by introducing a single point of failure and with an ad hoc model for an organization, which handicaps the solution scalability. Our manuscript proposes a solution based on self-sovereign identity over hyperledger fabric blockchain, promoting a decentralized identity from which both authentication and authorization are performed on-chain. The implementation of the system promotes not only Modbus security, but also aims to ensure the simplicity, compatibility and interoperability claimed by Modbus.