Title: Robust and provable secure three-factor mutual authentication scheme using a smart card
Authors: R. Niranchana; M. Amutha Prabakar
Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, 632014, Tamil Nadu, India ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, 632014, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract: The best solution to perform remote authentication verification is offered by the authentication scheme that opts a smart card. Such schemes are developed by using the combination of password and biometric identity. Biometric-based authentication schemes provide the most prominent security, when compared to the alternative schemes available for authentication. In this paper, a provable secure three-factor authentication scheme that makes use of smart card has been proposed. This authentication scheme is developed based on fundamental assumption of discrete logarithm problem and modular exponentiation. The formal and informal security analysis for the proposed scheme shows that the authentication scheme is more secure. The efficiency of this scheme is calculated based on the performance analysis for both computational and communication cost. It shows that the proposed authentication scheme is performing well, when compared to the related authentication schemes.
Keywords: authentication; modular exponentiation; biometric identification; smart card; formal security.
International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2021 Vol.11 No.5/6, pp.470 - 493
Received: 07 Nov 2019
Accepted: 15 Mar 2020
Published online: 06 Sep 2021 *