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Final Report of the COST-247 Action

Using CSP for authentication protocol analysis: the Needham-Schroeder Public Key Protocol

Steve Schneider

Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK
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This talk presents a general approach for analysis and verification of authentication properties in CSP. It is illustrated by an examination of the Needham-Schroeder Public-Key protocol. The paper aims to develop a specific theory appropriate to the analysis of authentication protocols, built on top of the general CSP semantic framework. This approach aims to combine the ability to express such protocols in a natural and precise way with the ability to reason formally about the properties they exhibit.

This presentation has been given during the COST-247 9th Management Committee Meeting (Antalya, Turkey, November 4--5, 1996).

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