DNS-based trust scheme publication and discovery: Lightest's trust scheme publication authority

Georg Wagner, Sven Wagner, Stefan More, Martin Hoffmann

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Trust infrastructures are at the heart of a digital world. Within those trust infrastructures, trust schemes play an important role and often represent legal or organizational entities. Right now, trust schemes are published in the form of lists. Those lists enumerate all the trust services and their level of assurance. Trusted discovery only works if the URI of the trust list is known to the verifying party. In this paper, we introduce a Trust Scheme Publication Authority for arbitrary trust schemes. Our approach uses the Domain Name System (DNS) and its security extensions (DNSSEC) to publish discovery data securely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Identity Summit 2019, Proceedings
EditorsHeiko Rossnagel, Sven Wagner, Detlef Huhnlein
PublisherGesellschaft für Informatik
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783885796879
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventOpen Identity Summit 2019 - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Duration: 28 Mar 201929 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
ISSN (Print)1617-5468


ConferenceOpen Identity Summit 2019
Abbreviated titleOID 2019


  • Discovery
  • Publication
  • Trust Schemes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications

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