There is provided a solution for authenticating a terminal device. According to an aspect, a method comprises: receiving, by a network element, a random access initiation message from a terminal device; in response to the reception of the random access initiation message, authenticating the terminal device by the network element by using a message exchanged between the network element and the terminal device during a random access procedure associated with the random access initiation message.
|IPC||H04L 29/ 06 A I|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jun 2017|
|MoE publication type||H1 Granted patent|