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BLECA: A Blockchain-Based Lightweight and Efficient Cross-Domain Authentication Scheme for Smart Parks

Fengting Luo, Ruwei Huang*, Yuyue Chen

School of Computer and Electronic Information, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China

* Corresponding Author: Ruwei Huang. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 77(2), 1815-1835.


Smart parks serve as integral components of smart cities, where they play a pivotal role in the process of urban modernization. The demand for cross-domain cooperation among smart devices from various parks has witnessed a significant increase. To ensure secure communication, device identities must undergo authentication. The existing cross-domain authentication schemes face issues such as complex authentication paths and high certificate management costs for devices, making it impractical for resource-constrained devices. This paper proposes a blockchain-based lightweight and efficient cross-domain authentication protocol for smart parks, which simplifies the authentication interaction and requires every device to maintain only one certificate. To enhance cross-domain cooperation flexibility, a comprehensive certificate revocation mechanism is presented, significantly reducing certificate management costs while ensuring efficient and secure identity authentication. When a park needs to revoke access permissions of several cooperative partners, the revocation of numerous cross-domain certificates can be accomplished with a single blockchain write operation. The security analysis and experimental results demonstrate the security and effectiveness of our scheme.


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F. Luo, R. Huang and Y. Chen, "Bleca: a blockchain-based lightweight and efficient cross-domain authentication scheme for smart parks," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 77, no.2, pp. 1815–1835, 2023.

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