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Attribute-based Credentials for Trust

Identity in the Information Society

Editors: Rannenberg, Kai, Camenisch, Jan, Sabouri, Ahmad (Eds.)

  • Presents the state of the art in identity management, access control, privacy, and attribute-based credentials
  • Discusses identity management comprehensively, integrating different perspectives and various scientific disciplines
  • Develops an integrated view on the challenges and solutions for the trustworthy, yet privacy respecting management of identities in a mobile and digital information society
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About this book

The need for information privacy and security continues to grow and gets increasingly recognized. In this regard, Privacy-preserving Attribute-based Credentials (Privacy-ABCs) are elegant techniques to provide secure yet privacy-respecting access control. This book addresses the federation and interchangeability of Privacy-ABC technologies. It defines a common, unified architecture for Privacy-ABC systems that allows their respective features to be compared and combined Further, this book presents open reference implementations of selected Privacy-ABC systems and explains how to deploy them in actual production pilots, allowing provably accredited members of restricted communities to provide anonymous feedback on their community or its members. To date, credentials such as digitally signed pieces of personal information or other information used to authenticate or identify a user have not been designed to respect the users’ privacy. They inevitably reveal the identity of the holder even though the application at hand often needs much less information, e.g. only the confirmation that the holder is a teenager or is eligible for social benefits. In contrast, Privacy-ABCs allow their holders to reveal only their minimal information required by the applications, without giving away their full identity information. Privacy-ABCs thus facilitate the implementation of a trustworthy and at the same time privacy-respecting digital society.

The ABC4Trust project as a multidisciplinary and European project, gives a technological response to questions linked to data protection.

Viviane Reding
(Former Vice-president of the European Commission, Member of European Parliament)

About the authors

Kai Rannenberg holds the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Before he was with Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, focussing on personal security devices and privacy technologies. Kai has been coordinating several leading EU research projects including the Network of Excellence “Future of Identity in the Information Society” and the Integrated Project “Attribute based Credentials for Trust” (ABC4Trust). Kai`s awards include the IFIP Silver Core and the Alcatel SEL Foundation Dissertation Award.

Jan Camenisch is a globally renowned cryptographer and a senior researcher at IBM's Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. His mission is, by inventing and using cryptography to try to regain the fading privacy of our increasingly electronic society. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and was the technical leader of the EU-funded projects PrimeLifePRIME and currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant. In 2010 he received the prestigious ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award and in 2013 the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award.

Ahmad Sabouri is a scientific researcher and doctoral candidate at the Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, with a focus on Privacy-respecting Identity Management. Since 2011, he has a key role in various activities within the ABC4Trust EU project, including project coordination, architecture design, and management of the pilots.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rannenberg, Kai (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • An Architecture for Privacy-ABCs

    Bichsel, Patrik (et al.)

    Pages 11-78

  • Cryptographic Protocols Underlying Privacy-ABCs

    Bichsel, Patrik (et al.)

    Pages 79-108

  • Comparison of Mechanisms

    Pedersen, Michael Østergaard (et al.)

    Pages 109-141

  • Legal Data Protection Considerations

    Hansen, Marit (et al.)

    Pages 143-161

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14439-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14438-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38194-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attribute-based Credentials for Trust
Book Subtitle
Identity in the Information Society
Editors
  • Kai Rannenberg
  • Jan Camenisch
  • Ahmad Sabouri
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14439-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14439-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14438-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38194-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 391
Number of Illustrations
122 b/w illustrations
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