In order to establish proper and secure communication between two parties, security is needed. A standard protocol that ensures security is therefore required to establish secure communication. One of such protocol is Secure Remote Password protocol. Secure Remote Password Protocol (SRP) is a secure password based authentication and key exchange protocol. It doesn’t require a trusted third party. It checks for identity matching on both side parties that have users’ password. Secure Remote Password Protocol exchanges a cryptographically-strong secret as a byproduct of successful authentication, which enables the two parties to communicate securely.

Features of Secure Remote Password Protocol

  • The Secure Remote Password Protocol is a password-authenticated key agreement protocol.
  • SRP allows a user to authenticate himself to a server.
  • Secure remote password protocol resists dictionary attacks mounted by an eavesdropper.
  • Secure Remote Password Protocol effectively conveys a zero-knowledge password proof from user to server.
  • The Secure Remote Password Protocol creates a large private key shared between two parties.

Advantages of Secure Remote Password Protocol

  • Secure remote password protocol is more secure than the alternative SSH protocol.
  • SRP works faster involving signed identification of authenticated passwords.
  • Secure remote password protocol is available to all the users under free license.
  • SRP offers both security and deployment.
  • Secure Remote Password Protocol is cryptographically strong.
  • SRP resists both active and passive network attacks.
  • SRP secures almost every human-authenticated network traffic on a variety of computing platforms.
  • End-to-End authentication is achieved using secure remote password protocol.
  • Secure Remote Password Protocol makes credit card payments more secure.

The Secure Remote Password Protocol is the core technology behind the Stanford SRP Authentication project. SRP is an open source initiative that integrates secure password authentication into new and existing network applications. Secure Remote Password Protocol contains secure versions of Telnet and FTP [file transfer protocol]. Secure Remote Password Protocol works similar to Dynamics Inc.’s powered cards. This protocol replaces PCI [payment card industry] Security Standards.