THE PREVALENCE OF SAML WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION - An Empirical Study

Bernd Zwattendorfer, Thomas Zefferer, Arne Tauber

Abstract

Various European countries have set up national eID infrastructures that allow citizens to securely authenticate at e-Government or e-Banking services. In a converging European society, interoperability between national eID solutions becomes an important issue. The EU large scale pilot STORK tackles this issue and implements an interoperability layer that connects national infrastructures. The secure, reliable, and efficient exchange of identity information is thus a key feature of the STORK interoperability layer. Several protocols exist that are basically able to implement this feature. In private sector applications, SAML is frequently used for the exchange of identity and authentication data. To verify whether this protocol has also proven itself in the public e-Government domain, a survey on existing national eID solutions based on SAML has been carried out. The survey was based on a comprehensive questionnaire that was sent out to 14 Member States of the European Union. The collected results revealed that SAML is prevalently used in most national eID solutions and hence perfectly suitable to build the basis of the STORK interoperability layer.

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Zwattendorfer B., Zefferer T. and Tauber A. (2012). THE PREVALENCE OF SAML WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION - An Empirical Study . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-08-2, pages 571-576. DOI: 10.5220/0003938005710576


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@conference{webist12,
author={Bernd Zwattendorfer and Thomas Zefferer and Arne Tauber},
title={THE PREVALENCE OF SAML WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION - An Empirical Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2012},
pages={571-576},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003938005710576},
isbn={978-989-8565-08-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - THE PREVALENCE OF SAML WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION - An Empirical Study
SN - 978-989-8565-08-2
AU - Zwattendorfer B.
AU - Zefferer T.
AU - Tauber A.
PY - 2012
SP - 571
EP - 576
DO - 10.5220/0003938005710576