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Scientific Programming
Volume 2019, Article ID 9313571, 16 pages
Research Article

Towards the Construction of a User Unique Authentication Mechanism on LMS Platforms through Model-Driven Engineering (MDE)

Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia

Correspondence should be addressed to Jhon Francined Herrera-Cubides; oc.ude.latirtsidu@carerrehfj

Received 20 October 2018; Accepted 26 December 2018; Published 11 March 2019

Guest Editor: Vicente García-Díaz

Copyright © 2019 Jhon Francined Herrera-Cubides et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In LOD, authentication is a key factor in the security dimension of linked data quality models. This is the case of (a) LMS that manages open educational resources (OERs), in training process, and (b) LMS integrated platforms, which also require authenticating users. Authentication tackles a range of problems such as users forgetting passwords and time consumption in repetitive logins in different applications. In the context of linked OERs that are developed in LMS, it is necessary to design guidelines in order to carry out the authentication process. This process authorizes access to different linked resources platforms. Therefore, to provide abstraction methods for this authentication process, it is proposed to work with model-driven architecture (MDA) approach. This paper proposes a security abstraction model on LMS, based on MDA. The proposed metamodel seeks to provide a set of guidelines on how to carry out unified authentication, establishing a common dialogue among stakeholders. Conclusion and future work are proposed in order to generate authentication instances that allow access to resources managed in different platforms.