Title: An efficient and provably secure authentication scheme based on elliptic curve signature using a smart card

Authors: Syed Amma Sheik; 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: Smart card-based authentication schemes play an important role in remote system access and provide a secure method for resource sharing. Over the past two decades, many password-based authentication schemes have been proposed and illustrated by researchers. In this paper, we propose a robust and secure authentication scheme using an ECC-based digital signature scheme along with a smart card. The proposed authentication scheme satisfies all the basic secure requirements described by the researchers. The security analysis for the proposed authentication scheme is performed using a widely accepted random-oracle model. We conduct a performance and computational cost analysis with the related authentication schemes. The proposed authentication scheme shows better efficiency in terms of security and performance compared to related authentication schemes.

Keywords: elliptic curve; authentication; session key; smart card; mask identity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICS.2021.10042539

International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 2021 Vol.16 No.3/4, pp.207 - 225

Received: 14 Dec 2019
Accepted: 18 Feb 2020

Published online: 15 Nov 2021 *

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