GUMP Grand Unified Meta-Protocols recipes for simple, standards-based financial cryptography

  • Barbara Fox
  • Brian Beckman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1318)


In this paper, we present a set of simple, all-parties-authenticated application protocol frameworks appropriate for a wide variety of financial applications running on the Internet. Collectively, we call these frameworks “GUMP”, for Grand Unified Meta-Protocols. The driving goal of the design is simplicity, so as to reduce dramatically the cost of engineering and deployment of application protocols. The simplicity of GUMP follows directly from a number of business-level premises, chief of which is that the client must digitally sign all transactions.


Shared Secret Authentication Protocol Mutual Authentication Authentication Service Account Number 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Fox
    • 1
  • Brian Beckman
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsoft CorporationUSA

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