Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. First International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, October 26-29, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Context-Aware Authentication Framework

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_3,
        author={Diwakar Goel and Eisha Kher and Shriya Joag and Veda Mujumdar and Martin Griss and Anind Dey},
        title={Context-Aware Authentication Framework},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. First International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, October 26-29, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Barcode Management System relational database access policies},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_3}
    }
    
  • Diwakar Goel
    Eisha Kher
    Shriya Joag
    Veda Mujumdar
    Martin Griss
    Anind Dey
    Year: 2012
    Context-Aware Authentication Framework
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_3
Diwakar Goel1,*, Eisha Kher1,*, Shriya Joag1,*, Veda Mujumdar1,*, Martin Griss1,*, Anind Dey1,*
  • 1: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley
*Contact email: diwakarg@sv.cmu.edu, ekher@sv.cmu.edu, sjoag@sv.cmu.edu, vmujumda@sv.cmu.edu, martin.griss@sv.cmu.edu, anind@cs.cmu.edu

Abstract

We present an extensible context-aware authentication framework which can adapt to the contextual information available in a smart environment. Having confidence in a user’s identity and other contextual information is critical to the successful adoption of future mobile, context-aware services. This authentication framework can provide a standard base for the development of context-aware services, particularly while the user is mobile. Our implementation of the framework enhances usability during authentication by replacing the need for users to remember and enter their password with the act of a simple gesture. We discuss our architecture, implementation and policies and illustrate how they support usable authentication, using lightweight tagging and simple context from a smart environment.