An EAP Framework for Unified Authentication in Wireless Networks

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Title An EAP Framework for Unified Authentication in Wireless Networks
Author Sithirasenan, Elankayer; Kumar, Saurabh; Ramezani, Khosrow; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Publication Title Proceedings - The 10th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications TrustCom 2011
Editor Guojun Wang, Stephen R. Tate, Jian-Jia Chen, Kouichi Sakurai
Year Published 2011
Place of publication USA
Publisher IEEE
Abstract Rapid convergence of heterogeneous wireless communication technologies such as Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), Long Term Evolution (LTE) etc., attract new opportunities for collaborative usage. More and more applications are emerging to benefit from their advantages. However, with the range of approaches that are used to authenticate the wireless devices in such heterogeneous environments, users are skeptical and looking for more user friendly, flexible and reliable ways to interconnect and utilize these different classes of wireless networks. Wireless network users access the different types of wireless networks either independently or cooperatively. In either case, adequate security provision is critical for the successful operation of the networks. Moreover, emerging technologies should provide seamless transition / migration between these networks. Hence the ability to use a single but unique set of credentials to authenticate the wireless devices in heterogeneous wireless network environments would be an anticipated desire of most users. In this paper a number of authentication mechanisms are examined and evaluated for their advantages and limitations. We then propose a unified authentication protocol that can be encapsulated within the RADIUS protocol utilizing the advantages of public key infrastructure. The preliminary experimental results demonstrate that the proposed protocol is feasible and relatively fast.
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ISBN 978-0-7695-4600-1
Conference name 2011 International Joint Conference of IEEE TrustCom-11/IEEE ICESS-11/FCST-11
Location Changsha, Hunan Province, P. R. China
Date From 2011-11-16
Date To 2011-11-18
Date Accessioned 2012-02-06; 2012-02-20T05:52:10Z
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Communications Technologies; Wireless Communications
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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