Evaluation of 3 Level Multifactor Authentication Model based on Click-GPass Graphical Password Scheme
Charanjeet Singh1, Tripat Deep Singh2

1Charanjeet Singh, Research Scholar, I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar (Punjab), India.
2Tripat Deep Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications, Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, Ludhiana (Punjab), India.

Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 1904-1913 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G6224058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In insecure cloud environment an efficient and robust authentication system can boost security especially when critical data access or financial transactions are to be carried. Usage of single factor authentication (SFA) schemes proves to be inefficient and insufficient in such applications. The security in cloud environment can be boosted by using authentication mechanism that incorporates multiple factors for verifying the user’s identity. To meet this need, we propose a multi-level and multifactor authentication scheme called 3 Level Multifactor Authentication (3L-MFA) that incorporates knowledge based factors and Out of Band (OOB) authentication. The scheme uses a novel graphical password based authentication scheme called Click-GPass (Clickable Graphical Password) at its third level of authentication that is not only user friendly but also secure. The proposed study is based on a premise that when multiple levels and multiple factors are incorporated in an authentication scheme it not only becomes difficult to break but also resistant to different forms of attacks. The security analysis of the proposed system was carried out in terms of password guessing, shoulder surfing attacks. Several different factors of usability were also analyzed. Feedback on usability features of scheme was also gathered from user by the mean of questionnaire. The results of empirical study for 3L-MFA and Click-GPass scheme proved that scheme is efficient both in terms of usability and security.
Keyword: Click Based Graphical Password, Multifactor Authentication, Out of Band, OTP, Security and Usability.
Scope of the Article: Search-Based Software Engineering.