A Trusted Network Access Protocol for WLAN Mesh Networks

Yuelei XIAO  Yumin WANG  Liaojun PANG  Shichong TAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E96-D   No.12   pp.2865-2869
Publication Date: 2013/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E96.D.2865
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
Keyword: 
trusted network access,  Platform-Authentication,  WLAN mesh networks,  

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Summary: 
To solve the problems of the existing trusted network access protocols for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) mesh networks, we propose a new trusted network access protocol for WLAN mesh networks, which is abbreviated as WMN-TNAP. This protocol implements mutual user authentication and Platform-Authentication between the supplicant and Mesh Authenticator (MA), and between the supplicant and Authentication Server (AS) of a WLAN mesh network, establishes the key management system for the WLAN mesh network, and effectively prevents the platform configuration information of the supplicant, MA and AS from leaking out. Moreover, this protocol is proved secure based on the extended Strand Space Model (SSM) for trusted network access protocols.