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Digital Identity Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785480041, 9780081005910

Digital Identity Management

1st Edition

Authors: Maryline Laurent Samia Bouzefrane
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785480041
eBook ISBN: 9780081005910
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 24th March 2015
Page Count: 272
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In the past four decades, information technology has altered chains of value production, distribution, and information access at a significant rate. These changes, although they have shaken up numerous economic models, have so far not radically challenged the bases of our society.

This book addresses our current progress and viewpoints on digital identity management in different fields (social networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), with input from experts in computer science, law, economics and sociology.

Within this multidisciplinary and scientific context, having crossed analysis on the digital ID issue, it describes the different technical and legal approaches to protect digital identities with a focus on authentication systems, identity federation techniques and privacy preservation solutions. The limitations of these solutions and research issues in this field are also discussed to further understand the changes that are taking place.

Key Features

  • Offers a state of the discussions and work places on the management of digital identities in various contexts, such as social networking, cloud computing and the Internet of Things
  • Describes the advanced technical and legal measures to protect digital identities
  • Contains a strong emphasis of authentication techniques, identity federation tools and technical protection of privacy


Computer and mobile device users concerned about online privacy, Information Security professionals, security awareness trainers, regulatory professionals

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • List of Acronyms
  • 1. Digital Identity
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 The social dimension of online self-representation
    • 1.3 Socio-economic dimension
    • 1.4 Technological dimension
    • 1.5 Conclusions
  • 2. The Management of Identity by the Federation
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 The fundamentals of the identity federation
    • 2.2 The technical limitations of solutions before identity federation
    • 2.3 The use value of identity federation
    • 2.4 SAML 2.0 and OAuth 2.0: de facto standards of identity federation
    • 2.5 Conclusion
  • 3. Authentication Systems
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Principal authentication systems
    • 3.3 Authentication in identity management systems
    • 3.4 Conclusion
  • 4. Privacy Management and Protection of Personal Data
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Risks in information technology
    • 4.3 Legal elements relating to the creation, collection, use and sharing of personal data
    • 4.4 Technical solutions for privacy and personal data protection
    • 4.5 Research themes
    • 4.6 Conclusions
  • 5. Digital Identity in Cloud Computing
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Concepts of cloud computing
    • 5.3 Other key characteristics of cloud computing
    • 5.4 Classic solutions for digital identity management in the cloud
    • 5.5 Alternative solutions for digital identity management in the cloud
    • 5.6 Management of privacy and personal data in cloud computing
    • 5.7 Conclusion
  • List of Authors
  • Index


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About the Authors

Maryline Laurent

Maryline Laurent is Professor in computer networking at Telecom SudParis and Head of the R3S (Network, Systems, Services, Security) research team, SAMOVAR, in Paris, France. She is cofounder of the Institut Mines-Télécom Chair Values and Policies of Personal Information

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of computer networks, Telecom SudParis, Co-founder and Chair, Institut Mines-Telecom values and policies of personal information

Samia Bouzefrane

Samia Bouzefrane is Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris,France. She is currently coordinating a French CNRS Action to promote the field of Secure Smart Objects and Internet of Things.

Affiliations and Expertise

Master in computer science, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris


"...thoughtful and detailed as an oversight to the varied dimensions…a good introduction to the topics, and a good source for further thought and study." --Computing Reviews

"...a good resource for an academic introduction to the topic, and lends itself to a college level class...provides a deep introduction to the abstract areas and core topics of identity management."

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