Policy-based access control for the IoT and Smart Cities

Olamide Omolola, Stefan More, Edona Fasllija, Georg Wagner, Lukas Alber

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The Internet of Things (IoT) can revolutionise the interaction between users and technology. This interaction generates sensitive and personal data. Therefore, access to the information they provide should be restricted to only authorised users. However, the limited storage and memory in IoT make it impractical to deploy traditional mechanisms to control access. In this paper, we propose a new access control mechanism based on trust policies adapted from LIGHTest. The proposed protocol also handles delegations in the IoT context elegantly. We provide the protocol overview and discuss its practical applications in the IoT environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen Identity Summit 2019, Proceedings
EditorsHeiko Rossnagel, Sven Wagner, Detlef Huhnlein
PublisherGesellschaft für Informatik
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783885796879
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventOpen Identity Summit 2019 - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Duration: 28 Mar 201929 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
ISSN (Print)1617-5468


ConferenceOpen Identity Summit 2019
Abbreviated titleOID 2019


  • Access Control
  • IoT
  • Smart City
  • Trust Infrastructure
  • Trust Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications

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