Blockchain Based Authentication Method for ThingsBoard

Jang S. I., Kim J. Y., Iskakov A., Fatih Demirci M. F., Wong K. S., Kim Y. J., ...More

11th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications, CSA 2019 and 14th KIPS International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications, CUTE 2019, Macao, China, 18 - 20 December 2019, vol.715, pp.471-479 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 715
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-981-15-9343-7_65
  • City: Macao
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-479
  • Keywords: Authentication, Blockchain, Hyperledger fabric, Internet of things, Internet of things platform, ThingsBoard
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


© 2021, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.The X.509 certificate is generally used for a device authentication of the internet of things platforms. X.509 certificates use the device’s public key based communication for device integrity. However, this process incurs a large overhead. Access tokens, on the other hand, have less overhead but have problems with integrity. In the paper, we propose a new authentication scheme based on blockchain. We conducted several experiments to prove that proposed method have less overhead than X.509 certificates, and that the authentication scheme works appropriately.