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Title An authentication mechanism for nomadic computing users
Author Lund, Kenni
Supervisor Jensen, Christian D. (Embedded Systems Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2011
Abstract Hospitals and nomadic computing environments in general are known to have issues with password-based authentication, as the authentication method isn't suitable for the environment. When moving between many different computers throughout a workday, it has a negative impact on the usability. In this project I'll propose a solution to the usability issues seen in nomadic computing environments in relation to authentication. The proposed solution is a multi-factor authentication system that requires minimal interaction from the users, and supports session migration. The system is using RFID as the ownership-based authentication factor and a webcam for face recognition, as the inherence-based authentication factor. The proposed solution will be implemented as a prototype in a Microsoft Windows environment, based on the technologies available in Windows 7 clients and Windows 2008 Server.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2011-23
Original PDF ep11_23_net.pdf (2.01 MB)
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