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Managing and Presenting User Attributes over a Decentralized Secure Name System

TitleManaging and Presenting User Attributes over a Decentralized Secure Name System
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSchanzenbach, M, Banse, C
Conference NameData Privacy Management and Security Assurance - 11th International Workshop, {DPM} 2016 and 5th International Workshop, {QASA} 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 26-27, 2016, Proceedings
Date Published09/2016
PublisherSpringer
Conference LocationCrete, Greece
KeywordsDecentralisation, GNUnet, Identity and Access Management, User Attributes
Abstract

Today, user attributes are managed at centralized identity providers. However, two centralized identity providers dominate digital identity and access management on the web. This is increasingly becoming a privacy problem in times of mass surveillance and data mining for targeted advertisement. Existing systems for attribute sharing or credential presentation either rely on a trusted third party service or require the presentation to be online and synchronous. In this paper we propose a concept that allows the user to manage and share his attributes asynchronously with a requesting party using a secure, decentralized name system.