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Title: Multi-factor authentication using quantum communication

Multi-factor authentication using quantum communication ("QC") includes stages for enrollment and identification. For example, a user enrolls for multi-factor authentication that uses QC with a trusted authority. The trusted authority transmits device factor information associated with a user device (such as a hash function) and user factor information associated with the user (such as an encrypted version of a user password). The user device receives and stores the device factor information and user factor information. For multi-factor authentication that uses QC, the user device retrieves its stored device factor information and user factor information, then transmits the user factor information to the trusted authority, which also retrieves its stored device factor information. The user device and trusted authority use the device factor information and user factor information (more specifically, information such as a user password that is the basis of the user factor information) in multi-factor authentication that uses QC.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1419765
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
Patent Number(s):
9,887,976
Application Number:
14/424,295
Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2018 Feb 06
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Works referenced in this record:

Quantum Key Distribution
patent-application, September 2011

Quantum secret sharing
journal, March 1999
  • Hillery, Mark; Bužek, Vladimír; Berthiaume, André
  • Physical Review A, Vol. 59, Issue 3, p. 1829-1834
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.59.1829