Attribute-based Credentials for Trust

Identity in the Information Society

  • Kai Rannenberg
  • Jan Camenisch
  • Ahmad Sabouri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kai Rannenberg, Welderufael Tesfay, Ahmad Sabouri
    Pages 1-9
  3. Patrik Bichsel, Jan Camenisch, Maria Dubovitskaya, Robert R. Enderlein, Stephan Krenn, Ioannis Krontiris et al.
    Pages 11-78
  4. Patrik Bichsel, Jan Camenisch, Maria Dubovitskaya, Robert R. Enderlein, Stephan Krenn, Anja Lehmann et al.
    Pages 79-108
  5. Michael Østergaard Pedersen, Gert Læssøe Mikkelsen, Fatbardh Veseli, Ahmad Sabouri, Tsvetoslava Vateva-Gurova
    Pages 109-141
  6. Marit Hansen, Felix Bieker, Daniel Deibler, Hannah Obersteller, Eva Schlehahn, Harald Zwingelberg
    Pages 143-161
  7. Ahmad Sabouri, Souheil Bcheri, Jimm Lerch, Eva Schlehahn, Welderufael Tesfay
    Pages 163-195
  8. Yannis Stamatiou, Zinaida Benenson, Anna Girard, Ioannis Krontiris, Vasiliki Liagkou, Apostolos Pyrgelis et al.
    Pages 197-239
  9. Norbert Götze, Daniel Deibler, Robert Seidl
    Pages 241-254
  10. Gert Læssøe Mikkelsen, Kasper Damgård, Hans Guldager, Jonas Lindstrøm Jensen, Jesus Garcia Luna, Janus Dam Nielsen et al.
    Pages 255-317
  11. Joerg Abendroth, Marit Hansen, Ioannis Krontiris, Ahmad Sabouri, Eva Schlehahn, Robert Seidl et al.
    Pages 319-343
  12. Marit Hansen, Hannah Obersteller, Kai Rannenberg, Fatbardh Veseli
    Pages 345-360
  13. Kai Rannenberg, Jan Camenisch, Ahmad Sabouri, Welderufael Tesfay
    Pages 361-367
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 369-391

About this book


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)


Authentication Forensics Identity Identity management systems Mobility Multilateral security Online privacy Profiling Virtual persons e-government

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Rannenberg
    • 1
  • Jan Camenisch
    • 2
  • Ahmad Sabouri
    • 3
  1. 1.Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral SecurityGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.IBM Zurich Research LaboratoryRüschlikonSwitzerland
  3. 3.Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral SecuriGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14438-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14439-9
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