A Universal Client-based Identity Management Tool

Haitham S. Al-Sinani, Chris J. Mitchell

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A wide variety of identity management systems have been
introduced to improve the security and usability of user
authentication; however, password-based authentication remains
the dominant technology despite its well known shortcomings. In
this paper we describe a client-based identity management tool
we call IDSpace, designed to address this problem by providing
a single user interface and user experience for user
authentication, whilst supporting a range of existing identity
management technologies. The goal is to simplify the use of the
wide range of existing technologies, helping to encourage their
use, whilst imposing no additional burden on existing service
providers and identity providers. Operation of IDSpace with
certain existing systems is described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Key Infrastructures, Services and Applications - 8th European Workshop, EuroPKI 2011, Leuven, Belgium, September 15-16, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Subtitle of host publication8th European Workshop on Public Key Infrastructures, Services and Applications, Leuven, Belgium, 15th/16th September 2011
EditorsSvetla Petkova-Nikova, Andreas Pashalidis, Günther Pernul
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science

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