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.

Conference

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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2003. Paper presented at International Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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