Identity Deployment and Management in Wireless Mesh Networks [chapter]

Leonardo A. Martucci, Albin Zuccato, Simone Fischer-Hübner
2008 The Future of Identity in the Information Society  
This paper introduces the problem of combining security and privacy-friendly provisioning in wireless mesh network environments. We present a set of non-functional requirements for a privacy-friendly identity management (IdM) system suitable for wireless mesh networks and derive another set of security and privacy properties for digital identifiers to be used in such networks. Later, we compare two existing identifiers, anonymous attribute certificates and anonymous credentials, and verify if
more » ... y of those conforms to our set of defined properties. A business model and some business cases are presented to support and justify the need for a privacy-friendly IdM system not only from the security and privacy perspective, but also from a business-enabler perspective. Digital Identifiers and Privacy User privacy could be largely improved simply by distributing non-revocable anonymous credentials to end-users. However, for the TSP point of view, complete anonymous access to the network is usually undesirable for several reasons, such as: billing, impossibility of identifying malicious insiders (i. e. , subscribed Identity Deployment and Management in Wireless Mesh Networks 225 14. Claus P. Schnorr. Efficient signature generation for smart cards. Journal of Cryptology, 4(3):239-252, 1991.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-79026-8_15 dblp:conf/ifip9-6/MartucciZF07 fatcat:xtwkluduojevxdru4rq7i3obwi