CREDENTIAL (Secure Cloud Identity Wallet) is an EU Horizon 2020 funded research project with a duration of 36 months, which started in October 2015.

The main ambition of CREDENTIAL is to enable end-to-end security and improved privacy in cloud identity management services for managing secure access control, in particular in critical domains like e-Government, e-Health and e-Business.

CREDENTIAL will develop, test, and showcase innovative cloud based services for storing, managing, and sharing digital identity information and other critical personal data. The security of these services relies on the combination of strong hardware-based multi-factor authentication with end-to-end encryption representing a significant advantage over current password-based authentication schemes. The use of sophisticated proxy cryptography schemes will enable a secure and privacy preserving information sharing network for cloud-based identity information in which even the identity provider cannot access the data in plain-text and hence protect access to identity data.

CREDENTIAL not only focuses on evaluating and applying novel crypto-approaches but also on implementing them in an easy-to-use way to motivate secure handling of identity data. In order to also address security, privacy, and trust issues related to the used cloud platforms and services the project will investigate assurance and resilience approaches for enhancing underlying cloud services. The work will be empirically evaluated based on multiple pilots.