Confidence Value Based Multi Levels of Authentication for Ubiquitous Computing Environments
New computing paradigm in ubiquitous computing environments is revolutionizing the way people interact with computers, services and the surrounding physical spaces. However, the deployment of this computing paradigm in real-life is hindered by the lack of proper authentication and access control techniques. In order to provide stronger authentication, MIST proposed an authentication framework for ubiquitous computing environments and assigned confidence values to some authentication methods to facility the combining. However, the assigned confidence values lack sufficient evidence. In this paper reliable confidence values for each authentication method used in MIST is proposed. These confidence values can combine multiple confidence values in some manner, producing a more accurate net confidence value. Authentication entities with confidence values allows the authentication framework to blend nicely into ubiquitous computing environments.
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