Conference Contribution Details
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Hazel Murray, Jerry Horgan, Deirdre Kilbane and David Malone
Quantum Cryptography (QCrypt 2021)
Quantum Authentication Tickets
Poster Presentation
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Ticket-based authentication systems are used across the internet. They allow an entity or device to be issued a ticket which can be used to repeatedly authenticate to a service. We propose a quantum ticket algorithm (based on Gavinsky’s coin scheme) which offers protection against phishing, replay and man-in-the-middle attacks, and authentication with the service does not require either quantum or encrypted communication channels. It also provides in-built ticket expiration and graded step-up authentication depending on levels of trust and risk.