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VeidBlock: Verifiable identity using blockchain and ledger in a software defined network

Abbasi, Abdul Ghafoor; Khan, Zaheer

Authors

Abdul Ghafoor Abbasi

Zaheer Khan Zaheer2.Khan@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Computer Science



Abstract

Blockchain and verifiable identities have a lot of potential in future distributed software applications e.g. smart cities. In this paper, we proposed a novel technique, namely VeidBlock, to generate verifiable identities by following a reliable authentication process. These entities are managed by using the concepts of blockchain ledger and distributed through an advance mechanism to protect them against tampering. All identities created using VeidBlock approach are self-verifiable and anonymous therefore it preserves user’s privacy in verification and authentication phase. As a proof of concept, we implemented and tested the VeidBlock protocols by integrating it in a SDN based infrastructure. Analysis of the test results yield that all components successfully and autonomously performed initial authentication and locally verified all the identities of connected components.

Citation

Abbasi, A. G., & Khan, Z. (2017, December). VeidBlock: Verifiable identity using blockchain and ledger in a software defined network. Paper presented at Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA) co-located with 10th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC)

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA) co-located with 10th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC)
Start Date Dec 5, 2017
End Date Dec 8, 2017
Acceptance Date Sep 22, 2017
Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 173-179
ISBN 9781450351959
Keywords Smart cities, verification, blockchain, ledger, software defined network, authentication, security
Publisher URL https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3148088&CFID=1015311857&CFTOKEN=32237311
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : SCCTSA2017 co-located 10th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference