Mobile Qualified Electronic Signatures and Certification on Demand

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Mobile Qualified Electronic Signatures and Certification on Demand
Despite a legal framework being in place for several years, the market share of qualified electronic signatures is disappointingly low. Mobile Signatures provide a new and promising opportunity for the deployment of an infrastructure for qualified electronic signatures. We analyzed two possible signing approaches (server based and client based signatures) and conclude that SIM-based signatures are the most secure and convenient solution. However, using the SIM-card as a secure signature creation device (SSCD) raises new challenges, because it would contain the user’s private key as well as the subscriber identification. Combining both functions in one card raises the question who will have the control over the keys and certificates. We propose a protocol called Certification on Demand (COD) that separates certification services from subscriber identification information and allows consumers to choose their appropriate certification services and service providers based on their needs....
Heiko Rossnagel
Added 01 Jul 2010
Updated 01 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Heiko Rossnagel
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