Comparative analysis and framework evaluating mimicry-resistant and invisible web authentication schemes

Furkan Alaca, AbdelRahman Abdou, P. C. van Oorschot.

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) 18(2):534-549, March-April 2021.


We perform a comprehensive analysis and comparison of 14 web single sign-on (SSO) systems proposed and/or deployed over the last decade, including federated identity and credential/password management schemes. We identify common design properties and use them to develop a taxonomy for SSO schemes, highlighting the associated trade-offs in benefits (positive attributes) offered. We develop a framework to evaluate the schemes, in which we identify 14 security, usability, deployability, and privacy benefits. We also discuss how differences in priorities between users, service providers (SPs), and identity providers (IdPs) impact the design and deployment of SSO schemes.

Preprint: arXiv.1708.01706 [cs.CR] IEEE Xplore