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Efficient Biometric Template based Authentication Scheme for Grid Environment
Decentralization in every walk of life has resulted in the development of Distributed Computing. Distributed Networks have led to the wide spread use of Grid computing for educational, research and data sharing. Data sharing and data access depends on their availability, capability, cost and user requirements. One of the major needs for a secure Grid Environment is a strong authentication for users in the Grid Environment. Since Authentication is the entry point into every network, a novel smart card based authentication scheme has been proposed. The proposed authentication scheme recommends the use of the biometric template of the finger of the user embedded in a smart card along with the ID and password of the user. The Time efficient performance of the proposed scheme in comparison with the existing Secure Socket Layer based authentication scheme is discussed. The attacks which the proposed scheme is able to withstand are also discussed. Performance analysis also proves that the proposed scheme completes user authentication in a secure less time.
Distributed Computing, Biometric, Grid Computing, Authentication
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