International Journal of Network Security
Over the last few years, the concept of grid computing has gradually gained prominence in both the academic and the research communities. The security issue has become an important concern of grid computing. To prevent the grid resources from being illegally visited, the strong mutual authentication is needed for user and server. In this paper, based on the elliptic curve cryptosystem, the authors would like to propose an efficient user authentication scheme for grid computing. The proposed scheme only requires a one-way hash function and server private key, which makes it simpler.