A SECURE BIOMETRICS-BASED USER AUTHENTICATED KEY AGREEMENT PROTOCOL FOR MULTI-SERVER ENVIRONMENTS

  • Naresh Babu MM*1, ASN Chakravarthy2 and Cherukuri Ravindranath

Abstract

With the development of networking and communication technologies, Internet-based commercial
applications like Google, Amazon, and Flipkart, etc. are becoming increasingly standard and the hit
rate on their servers is increasing exponentially day by day. To withstand the hit rate, load balance
and to provide a satisfactory response rate to the customers, these applications are moving from a
single server to a multi-server environment. These servers are accessed via an insecure channel
through the internet. The authentication schemes in a single server environment allow a user to
access services by registering with independent servers which require multiple smart cards and
various credentials to memorize in a multi-server environment. Recent advances led to the
implementation of multi-server authentication (MSA) to provide a single sign-in facility to access
multiple services. In literature, various authentication schemes related to MSA has been proposed. In
2017 an advanced multi-server authentication scheme was proposed by Chaturvedi et al. that
eliminates all the drawbacks of multi-server environment. Unfortunately, their protocol is vulnerable
to stolen verifier attack, server masquerade attack, user impersonation attack and session key framing
by an attacker. In this paper, we propose a secure and robust authentication scheme which is
lightweight for multi-server environment. Furthermore, our proposed scheme is simulated using
widely using AVISPA (Automated Validation of Internet Security Protocols and Applications)

Published
2020-04-13
How to Cite
Naresh Babu MM*1, ASN Chakravarthy2 and Cherukuri Ravindranath. (2020). A SECURE BIOMETRICS-BASED USER AUTHENTICATED KEY AGREEMENT PROTOCOL FOR MULTI-SERVER ENVIRONMENTS. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(9s), 517-532. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/13129