Research Area:  Internet of Things
The three-party (two clients and one server) authenticated key exchange protocols use a pre-shared password to authenticate each other, and then by the help of server to make the two clients compute a novel session key. At present, the situation of this application is very different from those considered in the conventional literatures, and the biggest two differences are that most of the former literatures cannot guarantee the user anonymity and forward anonymity. Therefore, we propose a new three-party key exchange protocol based on dynamic identity authentication with forward anonymity, so that if the server’s long-term key is compromised, user anonymity cannot be broken or the identities of the users cannot be traced, and both sides of the communication with the help of the authentication server can be mutual authentication and the establishment of a session key. Compared with the three-party key exchange protocols, our protocol is more effective in computing cost and communication cost for more suitable towards resource-constrained environment.
Author(s) Name:   Hongfeng Zhu & Shuai Geng
Journal name:  Wireless Personal Communications
Publisher name:  SPRINGER
Volume Information:  volume 109, pages 1911–1924 (2019)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11277-019-06659-6