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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 17057-17075; doi:10.3390/s150717057

A User Authentication Scheme Based on Elliptic Curves Cryptography for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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Department of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Information Network Technology, Hangzhou 310027, China
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Academic Editor: Leonhard Reindl
Received: 7 June 2015 / Revised: 4 July 2015 / Accepted: 10 July 2015 / Published: 14 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

The feature of non-infrastructure support in a wireless ad hoc network (WANET) makes it suffer from various attacks. Moreover, user authentication is the first safety barrier in a network. A mutual trust is achieved by a protocol which enables communicating parties to authenticate each other at the same time and to exchange session keys. For the resource-constrained WANET, an efficient and lightweight user authentication scheme is necessary. In this paper, we propose a user authentication scheme based on the self-certified public key system and elliptic curves cryptography for a WANET. Using the proposed scheme, an efficient two-way user authentication and secure session key agreement can be achieved. Security analysis shows that our proposed scheme is resilient to common known attacks. In addition, the performance analysis shows that our proposed scheme performs similar or better compared with some existing user authentication schemes. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless ad hoc network (WANET); self-certified public key (SCPK); elliptic curves cryptography (ECC); user authentication; session key agreement wireless ad hoc network (WANET); self-certified public key (SCPK); elliptic curves cryptography (ECC); user authentication; session key agreement
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Chen, H.; Ge, L.; Xie, L. A User Authentication Scheme Based on Elliptic Curves Cryptography for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 17057-17075.

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