An Efficient Three-Factor Remote User Authentication Scheme Based on Random Projected Biometrics

  • Fujin Zhong
  • Ruili Zhou
  • Li LiuEmail author
  • Ke Liu
  • Youmin Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1075)


This paper proposes an efficient three-factor remote user authentication scheme based on random projected biometrics. Similarity-preserving property of random projection overcomes the sensitivity of one-way hash to the intra-class variation of biometric. Furthermore, special random projection is a non-invertible transformation and the seed of random matrix can be easily changed so that privacy protection and biometric changeability are guaranteed. The templates are matched on the client side to resist insider attacks. Besides, both the computational burden of server and the communication load via channel are alleviated. The comprehensive analysis indicates that the proposed scheme is secure.


Random projection Biometric template protection Mutual authentication Security Smart cards 



The authors extend special thanks to the Editor and reviewers for their constructive comments. This work was partially supported by the Chongqing Research Program of Basic Research and Frontier Technology (Grant: cstc2017jcyjAX0406, cstc2017jcyjAX0325 and cstc2018jcyjAX0151) and the Science and Technology Research Program of Chongqing Municipal Education Commission (Grant: KJQN201800638, KJQN201800612, KJQN201801907 and KJ1717371).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fujin Zhong
    • 1
  • Ruili Zhou
    • 1
  • Li Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ke Liu
    • 1
  • Youmin Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Chongqing Key Laboratory of Computational IntelligenceChongqingChina
  2. 2.School of SoftwareChongqing Institute of EngineeringChongqingChina

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