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Privacy Preserving Biometrics-Based and User Centric Authentication Protocol

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We propose a privacy preserving biometrics-based authentication protocol by which users can authenticate to different service providers from their own devices without involving identity providers in the transactions. Authentication is performed through a zero-knowledge proof of knowledge protocol which is based on a cryptographic identity token created using the unique, repeatable and revocable biometric identifier of the user and a secret provided by the user which enables two-factor authentication as well. Our approach for generating biometric identifiers from the user’s biometric image is based on the support vector machine classification technique in conjunction with a mechanism for feature extraction from the biometric image. The paper includes experimental results on a dataset of iris images and a security and privacy analysis of the protocol.

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Gunasinghe, H., Bertino, E. (2014). Privacy Preserving Biometrics-Based and User Centric Authentication Protocol. In: Au, M.H., Carminati, B., Kuo, CC.J. (eds) Network and System Security. NSS 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8792. Springer, Cham.

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