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The identity mangement solution that improves data sharing in logistics

Zenden, R. van (2023) The identity mangement solution that improves data sharing in logistics.

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Abstract:Within freight transport and logistics documents, such as the bill of lading, are becoming increasingly digital and need to be verified by authorities. To do so, there is a need for an inter-organizational Identity Management (IdM) solution: policies and technologies regarding the process of identification, authentication, and authorization to accurately identify, authenticate, and authorize entities and ensure that only authorized entities have access to the resources required to carry out their professional tasks. Together with experts in the field of the Basic Data Infrastructure, data spaces, freight transport, logistics, and IdM, requirements for an inter-organizational IdM solution were defined that improves the current solutions used during data sharing in logistics. A systematic approach is provided to define terminologies of requirements. The inter-organizational IdM solutions of the iSHARE Network, International Data Spaces, Gaia-X, the European Digital Identity Wallet, and the Sovrin Network were analyzed and compared based on the technical documentation and interviews with experts of the inter-organizational IdM solutions. Guidelines on how these IdM solutions can be improved are given. The comparison shows that the Gaia-X IdM satisfies the requirements the best. To satisfy all requirements a Transparent Data Space Compliance Assessment Service should be developed, and membership credential issuers and compliance credential issuers should either be controlled by the data space or the data space should support multiple issuers of both credential types. The Gaia-X IdM is an open and decentralized solution that is flexible in the use of standards, reduces the number of credentials a user has to manage, removes the single point of failure, and creates trust. Further research can be conducted on the different legal frameworks and the eIDAS Regulation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
TNO, Soesterberg, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
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