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Date of this Version

Spring 1-30-2021


Background: Zero Knowledge Proof is a persuasive cryptographic protocol employed to provide data security by keeping the user's identity, using the services anonymously. Zero Knowledge Proof can be the preferred option to use in multiple circumstances. Instead of using the public key cryptographic protocols, the zero-knowledge proof usage does not expose or leak confidential data or information during the transmission. Zero Knowledge Proof protocols are comparatively lightweight; this results in making it efficient in terms of memory. Zero Knowledge Proof applications can reside in authentication, identity management, cryptocurrency transactions, and many more. Traditional authentication schemes are vulnerable to attacks like password attacks, man-in-the-middle, replay attack, etc. while data transmission takes place over the network. Hence, there is a high need for developing an authentication scheme that does not leak the confidential information and provides authentication without disclosing the identity.

Conclusion: In this paper the bibliometric study of Zero Knowledge Proof for Authentication is performed by using data extracted from the Scopus database. Observations are made based on this study that the maximum research publications on Zero Knowledge Proof for Authentication are from China, United States and India respectively. The conclusion of the paper is drawn that this specific research field is latest and research work in the coming years is necessary on Zero Knowledge Proof for Authentication.