Security of Cloud Computing Lightweight Authentication Protocol
Nowadays, network bandwidth and hardware technology are developing rapidly, resulting in the vigorous development of the Internet. However, cloud computing, an Internet-based development in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet has become a significant issue. According to the characteristics of cloud computing, there are a lot of applications and data centers in the cloud-computing environment, hence, the issues of information and communication security and authentication must to be considered. However, the most of the studies on the security and authentication require large amounts of computing resource; therefore not suitable for the cloud-computing environment. In this paper, a lightweight computing protocol, Lightweight Authentication Protocol (LAP), is proposed to enhance the security of cloud computing environment and provide the authentication of service.
S. C. Wang et al., "Security of Cloud Computing Lightweight Authentication Protocol", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 284-287, pp. 3502-3506, 2013