Review of user authentication methods in online examination

Nader Abdel Karim, Zarina Shukur

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Abstract

User authentication is a very important online environment issue. Further, investigation is needed to focus on improving user authentication methods for the sake of improving e-Learning security mechanisms; especially in the field of online exams. This study is the result of a systematic literature review which will answer the following three main questions of online exam user authentication methods, systems and threats. The results cover four main directions. First, it shows complete authentication methods that have been used in online exam systems; whether they are classified as knowledge, possession or biometric based. Second, it summarizes the online exam systems and authentication techniques used whether they are classified as user identification, authentication or continuous authentication. Third, it explores the threats that may occur during exam sessions and specifically classifies impersonation threats. Finally, it investigates existing commercial user authentication products that are used to observe online exams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-175
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Journal of Information Technology
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Authentication methods
  • online exam authentication system
  • Online exam threats
  • Online examination
  • User authentication

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Review of user authentication methods in online examination. / Karim, Nader Abdel; Shukur, Zarina.

In: Asian Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2015, p. 166-175.

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