Jan 18, 2012

SkIDentity project officially approved

Consortium develops reliable identification procedures for the cloud

This week was the official kick-off of the SkIDentity project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. OpenLimit as expert for electronic identity cards and identification procedures is part of the project consortium. SkIDentity is part of the “Trusted Cloud” technology program that is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology with a funding volume of 50 million euros.

The aim of the SkIDentity project is to integrate secure identification procedures into cloud computing infrastructures using the electronic identity cards on the market. This way, security and reliability of Internet-based process and value chains is provided especially addressing the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises and authorities. It is planned to develop a so-called eID-broker that provides the required eID services to use the electronic citizen card even for small companies and local authorities.

In the course of the project, OpenLimit will contribute to client side work especially regarding the eID-Broker and associated software. Moreover, OpenLimit will be significantly involved in the implementation of the SkIDentity pilot application.

For further information about SkIDentity, please see www.skidentity.de (german).

SkIDentity project officially approved