User Centric Media. First International Conference, UCMedia 2009, Venice, Italy, December 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

VirtualLife: Secure Identity Management in Peer-to-Peer Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_21,
        author={Dan Bogdanov and Ilja Livenson},
        title={VirtualLife: Secure Identity Management in Peer-to-Peer Systems},
        proceedings={User Centric Media. First International Conference, UCMedia 2009, Venice, Italy, December 9-11, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={UCMEDIA},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={identity management virtual worlds security trust and reputation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_21}
    }
    
  • Dan Bogdanov
    Ilja Livenson
    Year: 2012
    VirtualLife: Secure Identity Management in Peer-to-Peer Systems
    UCMEDIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12630-7_21
Dan Bogdanov,*, Ilja Livenson,*
    *Contact email: db@ut.ee, ilja@kbfi.ee

    Abstract

    The popularity of virtual worlds and their increasing economic impact has created a situation where the value of trusted identification has risen substantially. We propose an identity management solution that provides the user with secure credentials and allows to decrease the required trust that the user must have towards the server running the virtual world. Additionally, the identity management system allows the virtual world to incorporate reputation information. This allows the “wisdom of the crowd” to provide more input to users about the reliability of a certain identity. We describe how to use these identities to provide secure services in the virtual world. These include secure communications, digital signatures and secure bindings to external services.