Design and Implementation of a Decentralized E-Identity Management

State: completed by Lucas Thorbecke (MA)

In Switzerland, current electoral registers are mostly administered in the form of centralized databases or even single files [1]. In this work, proprietary E-Identity solutions [2] should be critically evaluated and contrasted with decentralized approaches [3,4]. The goal of this work is to design and implement a generic approach for a decentralized E-Identity Management applied to Switzerland (e.g. for Electoral Registers).

[1] Christian Killer, Burkhard Stiller: A Flow Analysis of the Swiss Postal Voting Process and its Respective Security Scrutiny. Technical Report No. ifi-2019.02., April 2019, Communication Systems Group CSG, Department of Informatics IfI, University of Zurich UZH, Switzerland.

[2] Procivis eID, [Online] https://procivis.ch/eid/, last visit June 2, 2019

[3] uport, [Online]  https://www.uport.me/, last visit June 2, 2019

[4] Microsoft - Decentralized identity, [Online] https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/technology/own-your-identity, last visit June 2, 2019

20% Evaluation of Related Work and Requirements Elicitation, 20% Design and Architecture, 30% Implementation, 10% Documentation
Moderate to Advanced skills in Web Development, Familiarity with public-private cryptography

Supervisors: Christian Killer

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