MS in Computer Science (M.S.C.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Jay Ligatti, Ph.D.
Dmitry Goldgof, Ph.D.
Xinming Ou, Ph.D.
token authentication, security, access control
Authentication is a crucial tool used in access control mechanisms to verify a user’s identity. Collaborative Authentication (co-authentication) is a newly proposed authentication scheme designed to improve on traditional token authentication. Co-authentication works by using multiple user devices as tokens to collaborate in a challenge and authenticate a user request on single device.
This thesis adds two contributions to the co-authentication project. First, a detailed survey of applications that are suitable for adopting co-authentication is presented. Second, an analysis of tradeoffs between varying protocol designs of co-authentication is performed to determine whether, and how, any designs are superior to other designs.
Scholar Commons Citation
Venne, Jacob, "Tradeoffs in Protocol Designs for Collaborative Authentication" (2017). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.