Authentication using Smart Contracts in a Blockchain

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Authentication using Smart Contracts in a Blockchain
Authors: Borgsten, Eric
Jiang, Oskar
Abstract: A challenge with user authentication using passwords is to ensure that they are kept in a safe storage. The most commonly used approach to achieve this is to have a centralized storage with high security measurements but this puts this storage at high risk of being targeted in an attack. We propose an authentication method using a Smart Contracts in a blockchain as a public key storage to solve this issue. This enables same security standards as traditional authentication, with increased availability and usability. Our results show that this method of authentication is a viable alternative to existing ones.
Keywords: Data- och informationsvetenskap;Computer and Information Science
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik (Chalmers)
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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