Simple Authentication

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Author(s)Snow CR, Whitfield H
Publication type Article
JournalSoftware: Practice and Experience
ISSN (print)0038-0644
ISSN (electronic)1097-024X
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This paper describes a simple authentication protocol for use with terminal emulation programs running on small workstations, and communicating with a host computer over a (potentially) insecure network. The technique has the advantage that it requires no more network traffic than would be necessary using a standard user-id/password challenge, and also requires only a small amount of additional intelligence at the workstation. Some management issues are also discussed. The system has been implemented on two host systems and two workstation types.
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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