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

Author/​Artist
Nam, Hee Joo [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English

Details

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.

Supplementary Information