Authentication and Capability-based Access Control: An Integrated Approach for IoT Environment

N. Sivaselvan, Waqar Asif, Bhat K. Vivekananda, Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

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Abstract

User authentication and capability-based access control approaches have been widely studied in the past. These approaches make the perspective of effortlessly carrying out the authentication and authorization processes non-viable thus limiting their usability in the heterogeneous Internet-of-Things (IoTs). In this paper, we propose an integrated authentication and capability-based access control approach for increased usability in IoT environments. The important characteristic of the approach is that the capability metric generated during authentication is used to perform access control. The proposed approach allows lightweight operations to be performed on IoT devices and computation intensive operations on the cloud server. The security evaluation also shows that the proposed approach is secure against various attack vectors predominant in IoT. The experimental results show that the proposed approach incurs a maximum CPU usage of 29.35%, a maximum memory usage of 2.79% and total computational overhead of 809.26ms in a real IoT testbed which is quite acceptable. The bandwidth requirement for the proposed approach is less because of the comparatively reduced size of the longest message.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages110-117
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728198156
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2020
Event12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2020 - Chongqing, China
Duration: 12-06-202015-06-2020

Publication series

Name2020 12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2020

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2020
CountryChina
CityChongqing
Period12-06-2015-06-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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    Sivaselvan, N., Asif, W., Vivekananda, B. K., & Rajarajan, M. (2020). Authentication and Capability-based Access Control: An Integrated Approach for IoT Environment. In 2020 12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2020 (pp. 110-117). [9139051] (2020 12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, ICCSN 2020). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCSN49894.2020.9139051