Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

IAER

School

School of Science

RAS ID

26814

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Originally published as: Chaudhry, J., Saleem, K., Haskell-Dowland, P., & Miraz, M. H. (2018). A Survey of distributed certificate authorities in MANETs. Annals of Emerging Technologies in Computing. 2 (3). 11-18. Original article available here

Abstract

A Certificate Authority (CA) provides the critical authentication and security services for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) which are used for the Internet and wired networks. In MANETs (wireless and ad hoc) there is an inability to offer a centralized CA to provide these security services. Recent research has looked to facilitate the use of CAs within MANETs through the use of a Distributed Certificate Authority (DCA) for wireless and ad hoc networks. This paper presents a number of different types of DCA protocols and categorizes them into groups based on their factors and specifications. The paper concludes by proposing the best DCA security services in terms of performance and level of security.

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