A survey on blockchain-based identity management systems for the internet of things

Xiaoyang Zhu, Youakim Badr

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Abstract

The Internet of Things aims at connecting everything ranging from individuals, organizations, companies to things in the physical and virtual world. The digital identity has always been considered as the keystone for all online services and the foundation for building security mechanisms such as authentication and authorization. However, current literature still lacks of a comprehensive research on the digital identity management for the Internet of Things (IoT). In this paper, we identify digital identity challenges and solutions for the Internet in general. We then focus on how existing solutions cope with IoT requirements such as scalability, interoperability, mobility, security and privacy. We also investigate recent surging blockchain sovereign identity solutions and enumerate some projects and startups which are focusing on IoT identity problems. Furthermore, we elaborate challenges of building identity management systems for the IoT, including access control, privacy preserving, trust and performance respectively. At last, we conclude with the promising future research trends in building IoT identity management systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics
Subtitle of host publication2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1568-1573
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538679753
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018
Event11th IEEE International Congress on Conferences on Internet of Things, 14th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data, 1st IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018 - Halifax, Canada
Duration: Jul 30 2018Aug 3 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics: 2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Congress on Conferences on Internet of Things, 14th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data, 1st IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018
CountryCanada
CityHalifax
Period7/30/188/3/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Communication

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    Zhu, X., & Badr, Y. (2018). A survey on blockchain-based identity management systems for the internet of things. In Proceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics: 2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018 (pp. 1568-1573). [8726747] (Proceedings - IEEE 2018 International Congress on Cybermatics: 2018 IEEE Conferences on Internet of Things, Green Computing and Communications, Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Smart Data, Blockchain, Computer and Information Technology, iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData/Blockchain/CIT 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/Cybermatics_2018.2018.00263