DESIGN OF A PASSWORD-BASED AUTHENTICATION METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Andrea Manganaro, Mingyur Koblensky, Michele Loreti

Abstract

In recent years, amendments to IEEE standards for wireless networks added support for authentication algorithms based on the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). Available solutions generally use digital certificates or pre-shared keys but the management of the resulting implementations is complex or unlikely to be scalable. In this paper we present EAP-SRP-256, an authentication method proposal that relies on the SRP-6 protocol and provides a strong password-based authentication mechanism. It is intended to meet the IETF security and key management requirements for wireless networks.

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Manganaro A., Koblensky M. and Loreti M. (2007). DESIGN OF A PASSWORD-BASED AUTHENTICATION METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-14-2, pages 9-16. DOI: 10.5220/0002147200090016


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@conference{winsys07,
author={Andrea Manganaro and Mingyur Koblensky and Michele Loreti},
title={DESIGN OF A PASSWORD-BASED AUTHENTICATION METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={9-16},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002147200090016},
isbn={978-989-8111-14-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2007)
TI - DESIGN OF A PASSWORD-BASED AUTHENTICATION METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS
SN - 978-989-8111-14-2
AU - Manganaro A.
AU - Koblensky M.
AU - Loreti M.
PY - 2007
SP - 9
EP - 16
DO - 10.5220/0002147200090016