Simple dynamic user authentication protocols for wireless sensor networks

Tsern-Huei Lee*

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Abstract

User authentication is a critical issue for wireless sensor networks which are deployed in unattended environments. It guarantees only legitimate users are allowed to login and access data. Since sensor nodes have limited computation power, storage, and energy, it is desirable for the authentication protocol to be simple and secure. We propose in this paper two simple user authentication protocols which are variations of a recent strong-password based solution. The computational load, communication cost, and security of the proposed protocols are evaluated. Compared with the previous scheme, our proposed protocols require less computational load and communication cost while providing the same or better security.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd Int. Conf. Sensor Technol. Appl., SENSORCOMM 2008, Includes
Subtitle of host publicationMESH 2008 Conf. Mesh Networks; ENOPT 2008 Energy Optim. Wireless Sensors Networks; UNWAT 2008 Under Water Sensors Sys.
Pages657-660
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Nov 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008 - Cap Esterel, France
Duration: 25 Aug 200831 Aug 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd Int. Conf. Sensor Technol. Appl., SENSORCOMM 2008, Includes: MESH 2008 Conf. Mesh Networks; ENOPT 2008 Energy Optim. Wireless Sensors Networks, UNWAT 2008 Under Water Sensors Systems

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008
CountryFrance
CityCap Esterel
Period25/08/0831/08/08

Keywords

  • Security
  • User authentication
  • Wireless sensor networks

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