Implementation of group member authentication protocol in mobile ad-hoc networks

Hitoshi Asaeda, Musfiq Rahman, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Yasuko Fukuzawa

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

In a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) architecture, there is no pre-existing fixed network infrastructure, and a mobile node in this network sends data packets to a destination node directly or through its neighbor nodes. This situation is of potential security concern since the neighbor nodes cannot be always trusted. In this paper, we design a group member authentication protocol used in a MANET. It aims to allow a set of nodes to legitimately participate in group communication and then distribute a secret group key to the approved nodes to establish secure communication with group members. Our protocol provides knowledge-based group member authentication, which recognizes a list of secret group keys held in a mobile node as the node's group membership. It employs Zero Knowledge Proof and threshold cryptography. We then introduce our actual implementation and evaluate the behavior to ensure its successful deployment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2205-2210
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424402700, 9781424402700
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2006Apr 6 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/3/064/6/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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