Smart OpenID is a method for Single-sign-on (SSO) to web services using OpenID authentication with mobile devices, which combines ease of use, efficiency, and scalable security.

The paper on Smart OpenID has been accepted and presented at the IFIP SEC conference 2012 in Greece. The paper can now be found in the downloads section.

Download our Smart OpenID Whitepaper, a slideset of our presentation at SmartMobility 2010 and additional material in our Download section.

Federated Identity management (IdM) has great potential for application on small foot-print mobile devices and is attracting much attention in industry and standards fora.

OpenID in mobile networks

OpenID has been adopted by major industry players as a preferred IdM protocol and 3GPP has begun looking at OpenID. However, the wide range of use case scenarios that can emerge if key OpenID functions are smartly distributed across the mobile network infrastructure, devices, and smart cards, has so far not been explored.

Benefits of Smart OpenID

Distributed implementation of  OpenID entities enables security to be scaled with improved network efficiencies. We focus on the concept of partial representation of OpenID authentication server functions on a Smartcard or a UICC or other secure element. This has immediate benefits to mobile operators, service providers, and users.

Operators can address new business opportunities by exploiting their existing infra-structure for accounting and charging with minimum CAPEX for deployment. Service providers benefit from enhanced trust and a large user base without catering for special ‘mobile network’ ac-cess capabilities. The user gets a seamless and secure federated log-in experience for mobile services, with control over the smart card and device located credentials – providing greater incentives to participate in the rich mobile Internet experience.

See our Download section for additional information.

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