A user-centric approach to eCertificate for electronic identities (eIDs) management in mobile environment

Abstract

The use of electronic documents is constantly growing and the necessity to implement an ad-hoc eCertificate which manages access to private information is not only required but also necessary. This paper presents a protocol for the management of electronic identities (eIDs), meant as a substitute for the paper-based IDs, in a mobile environment with a user-centric approach. Mobile devices have been chosen because they provide mobility, personal use and high computational complexity. The inherent user-centricity also allows the user to personally manage the ID information and to display only what is required. The chosen path to develop the protocol is to migrate the existing eCert technologies implemented by the Learning Societies Laboratory in Southampton. By comparing this protocol with the analysis of the eID problem domain, a new solution has been derived which is compatible with both systems without loss of features.

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@article{Zenise2011AUA, title={A user-centric approach to eCertificate for electronic identities (eIDs) management in mobile environment}, author={Michele Schiano di Zenise and Andrea Vitaletti and David Argles}, journal={2011 World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2011)}, year={2011}, pages={198-203} }