To establish an oblivious identity management framework that ensures secure and privacy-friendly virtual identity management interactions for citizens accessing services in Europe, based on novel cryptographic mechanisms. More specifically, the developed mechanisms will use distributed cryptography to split up the role of the IDP over multiple authorities, thereby preventing any single authority from tracking or impersonating its users. Design and development of a secure infrastructure to enable citizens to use different virtual identities when accessing different online/offline services, supporting privacy preservation and anonymization capabilities. The main expected result is to foster the fulfilment of GDPR principles regarding data minimization.
To establish solid links between citizens’ physical and digital identities and the derivation of additional digital identities to enable privacy-preserving transactions backed by strong identities for citizens. To this end, user surveys will be conducted to understand how to create a user experience in which these novel technologies are used. Based on these, the design and development of user friendly tools will be required to foster the full acceptance of the different stakeholders.
To ease integration of the OLYMPUS identity management system into existing technologies and deployments by minimizing the requirements on user hardware, offering user-friendly authentication using passwords or biometrics, without requiring trusted hardware or software. Also, minimize the impact on service providers by adhering as closely as possible to existing identity management frameworks (IdM) such as SAML, Identity Mixer, or OpenID Connect. Such integration will be built upon the results of previous EU projects by considering a multidisciplinary environment in which OLYMPUS approach is aligned with eIDAS and GDPR regulations.
To validate the OLYMPUS framework in high-impact real-world scenarios that allow to prove the feasibility and advantages of the proposed ecosystem to address technological, legal and social requirements on secure digital identities in Europe. Also, to perform user studies to improve and validate the user interfaces of the OLYMPUS framework.