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Authentication of mobile users

Molva, Refik;Samfat, Didier;Tsudik, Gene

IEEE Network Magazine, Special issue on Mobile Communications, Volume 8, N°2, March-April 1994

Internetworks of the future will allow and promote universal access. Network users will be able to access the network at a multitude of access points separated by significant geographic distance and many administrative boundaries. Without a single central authority, a new set of inter-domain security mechanisms is needed to allow users to venture into remote domains while inheriting privileges from their home domain. Solutions addressing this issue must take into account a somewhat contradictory security constraint that calls for strict separation of security domains in order to avoid sharing sensitive security information among them. In this paper, we propose a generic approach for authenticating mobile users in remote domains that satisfies the domain separation constraint. The protocols described herein can be applied in different mobile-user environments including wireless networks and mobile user services on traditional wireline networks.

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Titre:Authentication of mobile users
Mots Clés:Mobility;internetworks;mobile users; network services; authentication; roaming; inter-domain protocols; network security; GSM; CDPD; UPT
Département:Sécurité numérique
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Bibtex: @article{EURECOM+380, doi = {}, year = {1994}, month = {03}, title = {{A}uthentication of mobile users}, author = {{M}olva, {R}efik and {S}amfat, {D}idier and {T}sudik, {G}ene}, journal = {{IEEE} {N}etwork {M}agazine, {S}pecial issue on {M}obile {C}ommunications, {V}olume 8, {N}°2, {M}arch-{A}pril 1994}, url = {} }
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