Abstract: secureBLAST supplements NCBI wwwblast with features necessary to
control in an easy manageable way usage of BLAST data sets and their update.
The concept we implemented allows to offer on a single BLAST server several
data sets with individually configurable access rights. Security is provided by
user authentication and encryption of the http traffic via SSL. By using
secureBLAST, the administration of users and databases can be done via a web
interface. Therefore, secureBLAST is valuable for institutions that have to
restrict access to their datasets or just want to administer BLAST servers via
a web interface.
Keywords: wwwblast, user authentication, BLAST database management