ReCRED - From Real-world Identities to Privacy-preserving and Attribute-based CREDentials for Device-centric Access Control
ReCRED is an EU funded project and its ultimate goal is to promote the user's personal mobile device to the role of a unified authentication and authorization proxy towards the digital world. It moves the burden of authentication from the user to the device itself, taking full advantage of smartphones' inherent capabilities. Users are authenticates locally by their mobile devices using fingerprint, face recognition, their behavior, etc., while the device in collaboration with the ReCRED platform provide access to the ReCRED-subscribed Service Providers (e.g., e-banking accounts).
ReCRED also offers two additional innovations: (a) the consolidation and management of online user identities and accounts; and (b) the issuance of anonymous credentials that verify the specific attributes or properties of the users, while guaranteeing the latters' anonymity.