Enabling Identity Aware Applications

Rui Ferreira, Alfredo Matos, Susana Sargento, Rui L. Aguiar, "Enabling Identity Aware Applications", Proc. Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC, Oeiras, Portugal, Oct 2009


Recent new "User Centric" Identity Management solutions advertise models that promote increased user control and privacy. However such proposals are mainly concerned with identity management at the Application Layer and neglect the lower layers of the OSI stack. Previous work regarding Virtual Identities already models the necessary requirements and partially implements cross layer Virtual Identities, but only up to the Network Layer. In this work we bring the concept Virtual Identities upwards to the Application layer, we produce a demonstration implementation of an application employing the Virtual Identity concept. Furthermore we experimentally validate our solution by actively exploiting the very privacy issues the Virtual Identity model should mitigate


Conference: Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC in Oeiras, Portugal