Enhancing CardSpace Authentication Using a Mobile Device

Date Added: Apr 2011
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In this paper the authors propose a simple, novel scheme for using a mobile device to enhance CardSpace authentication. During the process of user authentication on a PC using CardSpace, a random and short-lived one-time password is sent to the user's mobile device; this must then be entered into the PC by the user when prompted. The scheme does not require any changes to login servers, the CardSpace identity selector, or to the mobile device itself. They specify the scheme and give details of a proof-of-concept prototype. Security and operational analyses are also provided.