Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp 2785–2801 | Cite as

Provable Identity Based User Authentication Scheme on ECC in Multi-server Environment

  • Toan-Thinh Truong
  • Minh-Triet Tran
  • Anh-Duc Duong
  • Isao Echizen
Article
  • 148 Downloads

Abstract

With non-stop development of e-commerce and different internet-based applications’ demands, service providers include many physical servers scattering all over the world. If some users would like to use various services, they have to repeatedly register. Therefore, they must remember all these information such as, user-names or passwords. To solve this problem, many authentication schemes in multi-server environment are proposed. Furthermore, to prevent the adversary from keeping track of another user when he or she logins, many schemes apply dynamic identity, but they have some limitations with popular kinds of attacks such as, replay attack, impersonation attack, or man-in-the-middle attack...  In 2014, Yeh (Department of Information Management, National Dong Hwa University) proposed multi-server scheme using Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA). However, we discover this scheme cannot achieve two basic properties, mutual authentication and session-key agreement. In this paper, we concretely demonstrate that discovery and propose a different provable version using elliptic curve cryptosystem in multi-server environment which overcomes the limitation of Yeh’s scheme and satisfies security and efficiency.

Keywords

Authentication Multi-server Dynamic identity User anonymity 

References

  1. 1.
    Lamport, L. (1981). Password authentication with insecure communication. Communications of the ACM, 24(11), 770–772.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hwang, M. S., & Li, L. H. (2000). A new remote user authentication scheme using smart cards. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 46(1), 28–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    ElGamal, T. (1985). A public key cryptosystem and a signature scheme based on discrete logarithms. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 32(4), 469–472.MathSciNetCrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Li, L. H., Lin, L. C., & Hwang, M. S. (2001). A remote password authentication scheme for multi-server architecture using neural networks. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 12(6), 1498–1504.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Juang, W. S. (2004). Efficient multi-server password authenticated key agreement using smart cards. IEEE Transaction on Consumer Electronics, 50(1), 251–255.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Chang, C. C., & Lee, J. S. (2004). An efficient and secure multi-server password authentication scheme using smart-cards. In Proceedings of the third international conference on cyber worlds (pp. 417–422).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ku, W. C., Chuang, H. M., Chiang, M. H., & Chang, K. T. (2005). Weaknesses of a multi-server password authenticated key agreement scheme. In Proceedings of 2005 national computer symposium (pp. 1–5).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Liao, Y. P., & Wang, S. S. (2009). A secure dynamic ID based remote user authentication scheme for multi-server environment. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 31(1), 24–29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Hsiang, H. C., & Shih, W. K. (2009). Improvement of the secure dynamic ID based remote user authentication scheme for multi-server environment. Computer Standards and Interfaces, 31(6), 1118–1123.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Lee, C. C., Lin, T. H., & Chang, R. X. (2011). A secure dynamic ID based remote user authentication scheme for multi-server environment using smart-cards. Expert Systems with Applications, 38(11), 13863–13870.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Wang, B., & Ma, M. (2012). A smartcard based efficient and secured multi-server authentication scheme. Wireless Personal Communications, 68(2), 361–378.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Pippal, R. S., Jaidhar, C. D., & Tapaswi, S. (2013). Robust smartcard authentication scheme for multi-server architecture. Wireless Personal Communications, 72(1), 729–745.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Yeh, K. H. (2014). A provably secure multi-server based authentication scheme. Wireless Personal Communications, 79(3), 1621–1634.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Rivest, R. L., Shamir, A., & Adleman, L. (1978). A method for obtaining digital signatures and public-key cryptosystems. Communications of the ACM, 21(2), 120–126.MathSciNetCrossRefMATHGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Bellare, M., Pointcheval, D., & Rogaway, P. (2000). Authenticated key exchange secure against dictionary attacks. In Proceedings of EUROCRYPT (Vol. 1807, pp. 140–156).Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Li, X., Ma, Y., & Wang, J. (2012). An efficient and security dynamic identity based authentication protocol for multi-server architecture using smart cards. Journal of Network and Computer Application, 35(2), 763–769.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toan-Thinh Truong
    • 1
  • Minh-Triet Tran
    • 1
  • Anh-Duc Duong
    • 2
  • Isao Echizen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Science, VNU-HCMHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.University of Information Technology, VNU-HCMHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.National Institute of InformaticsTokyo CityJapan

Personalised recommendations