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A New EAP Authentication Method for IEEE 802.11 Wireless


Younes El Hajjaji El Idrissi, Noureddine Zahid, Mohamed Jedra


Vol. 11  No. 6  pp. 1-11


Currently the wireless networks are facing more and more problems linked to security threats, which expose legitimate users to increased risk. User authentication is an important aspect in wireless network security, and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) has been widely used. In this paper, we will analyze the existing EAP methods, and will propose a new EAP method: Extensible Authentication Protocol Public Key EAP-PK. This method combines between the simplicity of deployment and management of password methods, and the robustness of certificated ones. It can also be used in the same application domains like other existing methods. We have checked the EAP-PK security properties (secrecy and authentication) using the specialized model checker AVISPA, which provides formal proofs of the security protocols.


Wireless network, security protocol, Access control, EAP, HPSL