Simple authentication for the web

Timothy W. van der Horst, Kent E. Seamons
2007 Proceedings of the 16th international conference on World Wide Web - WWW '07  
Automated email-based password reestablishment (EBPR) is an efficient, cost-effective means to deal with forgotten passwords. In this technique, email providers authenticate users on behalf of web sites. This method works because web sites trust email providers to deliver messages to their intended recipients. Simple Authentication for the Web (SAW) improves upon this basic approach to user authentication to create an alternative to password-based logins. SAW: 1) Removes the setup and
more » ... setup and management costs of passwords at sites that accept the risks of EBPR; 2) Provides single sign-on without a specialized identity provider; 3) Thwarts all passive attacks.
doi:10.1145/1242572.1242773 dblp:conf/www/HorstS07 fatcat:vkvc62mbl5fg3kwanje5gp7zgy