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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2017, Article ID 4078521, 11 pages
Research Article

An Anonymous Access Authentication Scheme Based on Proxy Ring Signature for CPS-WMNs

1Software College, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
2School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
3School of Computer Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xiaojie Wang; nc.ude.tuld.liam@8891jxgnaw and Xiaoxue Gong; nc.ude.uen.liamuts@euxoaixgnog

Received 27 January 2017; Accepted 12 April 2017; Published 4 June 2017

Academic Editor: Jun Cheng

Copyright © 2017 Tianhan Gao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Access security and privacy have become a bottleneck for the popularization of future Cyber-Physical System (CPS) networks. Furthermore, users’ need for privacy-preserved access during movement procedure is more urgent. To address the anonymous access authentication issue for CPS Wireless Mesh Network (CPS-WMN), a novel anonymous access authentication scheme based on proxy ring signature is proposed. A hierarchical authentication architecture is presented first. The scheme is then achieved from the aspect of intergroup and intragroup anonymous mutual authentication through proxy ring signature mechanism and certificateless signature mechanism, respectively. We present a formal security proof of the proposed protocol with SVO logic. The simulation and performance analysis demonstrate that the proposed scheme owns higher efficiency and adaptability than the typical one.