The SUCI-AKA Authentication Protocol for 5G Systems


  • Geir M. Køien


Security is a fundamental requirement for all digital systems. In this paper we propose a new entity authentication protocol, which we call the SUCI-AKA protocol. In contrast to the existing 5G-AKA protocol, it will provide online mutual entity authentication. A central design criteria has been to provide a solution which minimizes the system impact and avoids hard breaks with existing schemes. The SUCI-AKA protocol is largely based on the new 5G scheme for subscriber privacy, and integrates it with the existing 5G-AKA entity authentication protocol in a novel way. This provides scope for accommodating both credible subscriber privacy and online mutual entity authentication.