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Sharing cloud services: user authentication for social enhancement of home networking

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2 Author(s)
Grzonkowski, S. ; DERI Res. Inst., Nat. Univ. of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland ; Corcoran, P.M.

A user centric approach to authentication for home networks is proposed. A zero-knowledge-proof (ZKP) authentication is used to leverage the emerging cloud infrastructure allowing users to temporarily transfer their service and content rights within a trusted environment such as a friend's home. This approach enables the sharing of personalized content and more sophisticated network-based services over a conventional TCP/IP infrastructure. Experimental results derived from a reference prototype are presented. These demonstrate the practicality of the underlying approach. The potential to develop new cloud services for "social" home networks is also discussed.

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Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:57 ,  Issue: 3 )