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FICEP – First Italian Crossboard eIDAS Proxy

49 months (2016 - 2019)
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UE-funded research - CEF
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We propose to develop and operate a customization of the eIDAS node to act as a service provider towards SPID (so that notified eID schemas are accepted by the Italian infrastructure) and as an identity provider towards the rest of the EU (so that notified Italian SPID schemas are accepted by the other member states). This includes protocol converters and data mapping layers, to comply with the specifications contained in the eIDAS implementing acts. We plan to deploy the PEPS as a modular element with three main components: one C-PEPS, to act as an identity and attribute provider for the Italian citizens accessing a foreign eIDAS node, and two S-PEPS, to act as the public interface for the Italian service providers (respectively in the public and private sector) towards the foreign eIDAS nodes. As the implementation of eIDAS throughout the EU will likely be gradual until 2018, we will operate our PEPS to support not only the eIDAS profile of SAML but also the Stork and Stork 2.0 ones. In this way, by supporting all three profiles, we can ease transition towards full implementation of eIDAS while maintaining compatibility with those existing applications (in Italy and abroad) based on the Stork infrastructures, to be gradually phased out.

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Total cost: € 600,000.00
Total contribution: € 600,000.00
PoliTo total cost: € 160,000.00
PoliTo contribution: € 160,000.00