Authenticated Dictionary-Based Attribute Sharing in Federated Identity Management.
DOI: 10.1109/ITNG.2009.193 Conference: Sixth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, 27-29 April 2009
Authenticated dictionaries have been primarily studied and used in the context of certificate revocation in public key infrastructure (PKI). This paper presents a novel approach to enabling controlled access to and selective sharing of sensitive user attributes in federated identity management (FIM) by integrating an authenticated dictionary (ADT)-based credential into FIM, while attempting to achieve both better privacy control and usability. Our approach is motivated by the notion of user-centricity, which is essentially to give users a larger degree of control over their attributes. We discuss the design of a security system based on the usage of ADT-based credentials. Finally we discuss a proof-of-concept implementation.
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