Designing Secure and Efficient Biometric-Based Secure Access Mechanism for Cloud Services
The demand for remote data storage and computation services is increasing exponentially in our data-driven society; thus, the need for secure access to such data and services. In this paper, we design a new biometric-based authentication protocol to provide secure access to a remote (cloud) server. In the proposed approach, we consider biometric data of a user as a secret credential. We then derive a unique identity from the user's biometric data, which is further used to generate the user's private key. In addition, we propose an efficient approach to generate a session key between two communicating parties using two biometric templates for a secure message transmission. In other words, there is no need to store the user's private key anywhere and the session key is generated without sharing any prior information. Extensive experiments and a comparative study demonstrate the efficiency and utility of the proposed approach.
Branch: CSE Domain: Cloud Computing
Developed In: Java