Abstract: Nowadays, many daily duties being of a private as well as of a business nature are handled with the help of online services. Due to migrating formerly local desktop applications into clouds (e.g., Microsoft Office Online, etc.), services become available by logging in into a user account through a web browser. But possibilities for authenticating a user in a web browser are limited and employing a username with a password is still de facto standard, disregarding open security or usability issues. Notwithstanding new developments on that subject, there is no sufficient alternative available. In this paper, we specify the requirements for a secure, easy-to-use, and third-party-independent authentication architecture. Moreover, we present KeyPocket, a user-centric approach aligned to these requirements with the help of the user’s smartphone. Subsequently, we present its state of implementation and discuss its capabilities and features.
Konferenz: 11th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks