Title: A new biometrics-based authentication protocol for smart card applications

Authors: Hassan M. Elkamchouchi; Yasmine Abouelseoud; Wafaa S. Shouaib

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21544, Egypt ' Mathematics and Physics Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21544, Egypt ' Electrical Engineering Department, Omar El-Moukhtar University, Al Beida 991, Libya

Abstract: In this paper, a complete protocol is proposed to address the problem of user authentication in applications involving smart cards. The protocol employs Schnorr identification protocol to prove the matching of the private key on the smart card to the associated public key of the user. The proposed protocol does not involve the private key stored on card directly but rather the associated public key. To enhance the security of the proposed protocol, the private key stored on card is extracted from the iris of the user to whom the card is being issued.

Keywords: biometrics; Claus-Peter Schnorr; identification protocols; IrisCode; iris recognition; biometric identification; wavelet analysis; Alfred Haar; statistical randomness tests; authentication protocols; smart card applications; user authentication; smart cards; private keys; public keys; security; healthcare technology; healthcare management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2012.048973

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.13 No.1/2/3, pp.45 - 61

Available online: 05 Sep 2012

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