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S. BoonkrongAuthentication and Access Controlhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6570-3_7

7. Authentication and Key Establishment Protocols

Sirapat Boonkrong1  
(1)
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
 

The first chapter shows that it is possible to achieve data confidentiality through the use of encryption, which could either be symmetric or asymmetric cryptography. We also know from the same chapter that the integrity of data or the loss of it can be detected with the use of cryptographic hash functions. However, higher level of security can be achieved via the use of access control mechanism in which authentication is a major part.

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