Abstract

Current authentication methods for wireless networks are difficult to maintain. They often rely on globally shared secrets or heavyweight public-key infrastructure. Wireless Authentication using Remote Passwords (WARP) mitigates authentication woes by providing usable mechanisms for both administrators and end-users. Administrators grant access by simply adding users' personal messaging identifiers (e.g., email addresses, IM handles, cell phone numbers) to an access control list. There is no need to store passwords or other account information. Users simply prove ownership of their authorized identifier to obtain wireless access.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

Rights

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Date Submitted

2008-01-08

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2264

Keywords

decentralized, wireless, authentication, SAW, SRP

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