Identity Management on Mobile Devices

Identity Management on Mobile Devices

Mobile devices such as GSM phones, PDA’s, RFID, offer a technological platform which can help solving the problems of ID management for the roaming user, as they can be employed as trusted control interface for applications using personal and privacy sensitive information. However, the implementation of identity management concepts on mobile devices with their typical restrictions and features is still a challenge.

The aim of the project is to contribute to a solution to give the user full control over his mobile identity (i.e., the digital identity of an entity when using a mobile device), in a flexible and privacy-friendly manner, by relying on their mobile devices as identity proxy and identity agent.

The concrete objective is the development of the essential elements of an architecture for secure and realistic identity management solutions for mobile devices. This encompasses the entire spectrum from policies, requirements and conditions via cryptographic protocols and use cases to designs.

Project members

Gergely Alpár (RU), 1 fte. Jaap-Henk Hoepman (RU/TNO), 0.1 fte.

In this project we collaborate with Sandro Etalle (TU/e) and TNO.

Additional information

Contact (project leader): Jaap-Henk Hoepman

Funded by NWO/STW (within the Sentinels Programme)