Princeton University Library Catalog

A Blockstack-based Wireless Authentication and Access Control Method for WLANs

Author/​Artist:
Nam, Hee Joo [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Freedman, Michael J. [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Computer Science [Browse]
Class year:
2017
Summary note:
Our blockstack authentication and access control system is a model for authenticating and authorizing client devices in wireless networks. We use an emerging technology called blockstack, a blockchain-based identity service, to design a new authentication protocol. Our aim is to design an authentication and access control mechanism that offers both security and flexibility, which in currently-existing systems, one is usually prioritized over the other. Blockstack authentication extends on currently existing authentication protocols, such as EAP-TLS. Our results demonstrate the ease in implementing and configuring the system for both the network owner as well as the client/user.