A kerberos-based authentication architecture for wireless LANs

Mohamed Ali Kâafar, Lamia Benazzouz, Farouk Kamoun, Davor Males

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This work addresses the issues related to authentication in wireless LAN environments, with emphasis on the IEEE 802.11 standard. It proposes an authentication architecture for Wireless networks. This architecture called Wireless Kerberos (W-Kerberos), is based on the Kerberos authentication server and the IEEE 802.1X-EAP model, in order to satisfy both security and mobility needs. It then, provides a mean of protecting the network, assuring mutual authentication, thwarts cryptographic attack risks via a key refreshment mechanism and manages fast and secure Handovers between access points.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworking 2004
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking Technologies, Services, and Protocols, Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Communications
EditorsNikolas Mitrou, Kirnon Kontovasilis, George N. Rouskas, Ilias Iliadis, Lazaros Merakos
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783540246930
ISBN (Print)9783540219590
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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