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A Secure and Efficient Authentication Protocol (SEAP) for MANETs with Membership Revocation

Maity, Soumyadev and Hansdah, RC (2013) A Secure and Efficient Authentication Protocol (SEAP) for MANETs with Membership Revocation. In: IEEE . pp. 363-370.

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In this paper, we propose a novel authentication protocol for MANETs requiring stronger security. The protocol works on a two-tier network architecture with client nodes and authentication server nodes, and supports dynamic membership. We use an external membership granting server (MGS) to provide stronger security with dynamic membership. However, the external MGS in our protocol is semi-online instead of being online, i.e., the MGS cannot initiate a connection with a network node but any network node can communicate with the MGS whenever required. To ensure efficiency, the protocol uses symmetric key cryptography to implement the authentication service. However, to achieve storage scalability, the protocol uses a pseudo random function (PRF) to bind the secret key of a client to its identity using the secret key of its server. In addition, the protocol possesses an efficient server revocation mechanism along with an efficient server re-assignment mechanism, which makes the protocol robust against server node compromise.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: IEEE 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), Barcelona, SPAIN, MAR 25-28, 2013
Keywords: Authentication Protocol; Membership Granting Server (MGS); Pseudo Random Function
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 10:13
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2014 10:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48282

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