The performance analysis of public key cryptography-based authentication

Xiong, Kaiqi (2018) The performance analysis of public key cryptography-based authentication. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety, 4 (14). e2. ISSN 2032-9393

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Several Kerberos-based authentication techniques using public-key cryptography have been proposed. Public-key cryptography can be used to eliminate a single point failure problem in the Key Distribution Center (KDC) and achieve better scalability. Public Key Cryptography for Cross-Realm Authentication in Kerberos (PKCROSS) and Public Key Utilizing Tickets for Application Servers (PKTAPP, a.k.a. KX.509/KCA) are considered two notable techniques. The latter was suggested to improve the former, but their actual computational and communication times have been poorly understood. This paper first presents a thorough performance evaluation of the two protocols based on analytical analysis and queueing network models. As shown, PKTAPP does not scale better than PKCROSS. Then, this paper gives a new public key cryptography-based group authentication technique. We show that the new technique can achieve better scalability than PKCORSS and PKTAPP and our performance methodology is effective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Performance Evaluation, Complexity Analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 13:52
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 13:52

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