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Multi-Factor Authentication for e-Government Services using a Smartphone Application and Biometric Identity Verification

Mohammad AlRousan1 and Benedetto Intrigila1
  • 1 University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

Abstract

The growing usage of smartphones and tablets has a significant impact on e-government services, according to Cisco and accounted for 59 percent of total IP traffic during 2018. In the provision of e-government services, usernames and passwords are still the most common authentication scheme. A password, however, is a weak authentication scheme, as it can easily be hacked over an insecure network connection. Therefore, a robust security solution for data in transit is becoming increasingly necessary. This paper proposes an authentication scheme that integrates multi-factor authentication procedures, a One-Time Password (OTP) and biometric authentication ("facial recognition" or "fingerprint") for the unified authentication of users before allowing them to access e-government services via a self-enrollment process.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 16 No. 2, 2020, 217-224

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2020.217.224

Submitted On: 4 December 2019 Published On: 20 February 2020

How to Cite: AlRousan, M. & Intrigila, B. (2020). Multi-Factor Authentication for e-Government Services using a Smartphone Application and Biometric Identity Verification. Journal of Computer Science, 16(2), 217-224. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2020.217.224

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Keywords

  • Mobile Applications
  • One-Time Password
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • E-Government Services
  • Biometric Identification