Using blockchain for IOT access control and authentication management

Abdallah Zoubir Ourad, Boutheyna Belgacem, Khaled Salah

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Abstract

Securing Access to IOT devices is a challenging task as IoT devices are resource-constrained devices in terms of processing, storage, and networking capacity. Because of their fast spreading and deployment, significant disadvantages are seen in today’s authentication and access control schemes. This paper proposes a blockchain-based solution which allows for authentication and secure communication to IOT devices. Our solution benefits greatly from the intrinsic features of blockchain and also builds on existing authentication schemes. Specifically, our proposed blockchain-based solution, architecture, and design allow for accountability, integrity, and traceability with tamper-proof logs. The paper provides overall system design and architecture, and details on testing and implementation of a realistic scenario as a proof of concept.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationInternet of Things – ICIOT 2018 - 3rd International Conference, Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018, Proceedings
EditorsDimitrios Georgakopoulos, Liang-Jie Zhang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages150-164
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319943695
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Internet of Things, ICIOT 2018 Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10972 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Internet of Things, ICIOT 2018 Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period25/06/1830/06/18

Keywords

  • Access control
  • Authentication
  • Blockchain
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Smart contract

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