Cryptographic Key Generation Scheme from Cancellable Biometrics

  • Arpita Sarkar
  • Binod Kr Singh
  • Ujjayanta Bhaumik
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 710)


The cryptographic algorithms in current use are facing the problem of maintaining the secrecy of private keys which need to be stored securely to prevent forgery and loss of privacy. Stored private keys are saved by user chosen passwords are often acquired by brute-force attacks. Also, the user finds it difficult to remember large keys. So, it is a major issue in asymmetric cryptography to remember, protect, and manage private keys. The generation of cryptographic key from individual user’s biometric feature is a solution to this problem. In this approach, it is too hard for the attacker to guess the cryptographic key without the prior knowledge of the user’s biometrics. But the problem with biometrics is that compromise makes it unusable. To solve the above issue, cancellable biometrics has been proposed. In this present work, there is an attempt to generate cryptographic key from the user’s cancellable fingerprint template.


Asymmetric cryptography Cryptographic key generation Cancelable template Fingerprint biometrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arpita Sarkar
    • 1
  • Binod Kr Singh
    • 1
  • Ujjayanta Bhaumik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringNIT JamshedpurJamshedpurIndia

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