Mobile distributed authentication protocol

A. Alshahri, D.G. Smith, J. Irvine

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Abstract

Networks access control is a crucial topic and authentication is a pre-requisite of that process. Most existing authentication protocols (for example that used in the GSM mobile network) are centralised. Depending on a single entity is undesirable as it has security, trust and availability issues. This paper proposes a new protocol, GSM-secure network access protocol (G-SNAP). In G-SNAP, the authentication procedure and network access control is handled by a quorum of authentication centres. The advantages of the novel protocol include increased security, availability and distributed trust.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventInternational Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 24 Mar 200326 Mar 2003

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ConferenceInternational Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks
Abbreviated titleISWSN'03
CountrySaudi Arabia
CityDhahran
Period24/03/0326/03/03

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Authentication
Network protocols
Global system for mobile communications
Access control
Availability
Computer networks
Wireless networks

Keywords

  • mobile
  • distributed
  • authentication protocol
  • g-snap
  • gsm-secure network access

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Alshahri, A., Smith, D. G., & Irvine, J. (2003). Mobile distributed authentication protocol. Paper presented at International Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Alshahri, A. ; Smith, D.G. ; Irvine, J. / Mobile distributed authentication protocol. Paper presented at International Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.5 p.
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