Towards Cross-Domain eID by Using Agile Mobile Authentication

T. Lenz, L. Alber

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paperpeer-review


Identification and authentication are essential processes in various areas of applications. While these processes are widely described and examined in respect to Web applications that are used on personal computers, the situation is more demanding on smart or mobile devices, because these devices provides other interfaces and has a different user behavior. Additionally, the smart or mobile technology sector has a continuous enhancement that results in no stable technology over the years. Consequently, a new usable, agile, and secure method becomes necessary to bring identification and secure authentication on smart or mobile platforms. In this paper, we propose a new agile mobile authentication process that closes the gap between different devices and service type. This proposed authentication process uses already existing technologies for mobile or smart devices to use these devices for identification and authentication directly. We illustrate the practical applicability of our agile mobile authentication for cross-domain eID by implementing all needed components for the Austria eGovernment infrastructure. Finally, we evaluate the implemented components during a first pilot time of 4 months.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • authorisation
  • government data processing
  • human computer interaction
  • Internet
  • mobile computing
  • smart phones
  • software prototyping
  • cross-domain eID
  • agile mobile authentication process
  • Web applications
  • personal computers
  • smart devices
  • mobile devices
  • user behavior
  • smart technology sector
  • mobile technology sector
  • secure authentication
  • Austria eGovernment infrastructure
  • Authentication
  • Mobile handsets
  • Mobile communication
  • Stakeholders
  • Interoperability
  • Microcomputers
  • Mobile
  • Agile
  • Secure
  • Usable
  • Smart

Cite this