Mobile devices to the identity Rescue

Gergely Alpár, Maarten H. Everts

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Identity management is defined as the set of processes related to identity and access information for the whole identity life cycle in a system. In the open internet users need new methods for identity management that supply reliable authentication and sufficient user control. Currently applied methods often lack a proper level of security (e.g., passwords) and privacy (e.g., diverse processing of personal data). A personal smart card and a personal smart phone can communicate using near-field communication (NFC). This allows users to apply their smart phone as a personal semi-trusted smart-card reader. For applications such as authentication, this Trusted Couple can then be used in a secure and intuitive way, like a remote card reader. As attribute-based credentials (ABCs) can efficiently be implemented on tamper-resistant smart cards with the current technology, we can achieve a more privacyfriendly and more flexible way of not only authentication but also rolebased access control or management of personal information. In this paper we describe how a Trusted Couple can solve security, privacy, and usability problems in identity management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT and Society - 11th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC11 2014, Proceedings
EditorsMarit Hansen, Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Ronald Leenes, Diane Whitehouse
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783642551369, 9783662442074
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6 International Summer School 2013 - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Jun 201321 Jun 2013
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference8th IFIP WG 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6 International Summer School 2013


  • Attribute-based credential
  • Identity management
  • Mobile phone
  • NFC
  • Smart card
  • n/a OA procedure


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