Enabling Decentralised Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials for Constrained IoT Devices using OAuth-based Delegation

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Research units

  • Athens University of Economics and Business


Decentralised identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials (VCs) are upcoming standards for self-sovereign privacy-preserving identifiers and authorisation, respectively. This focus on privacy can help improve many services and open up new business models, but using DIDs and VCs directly on constrained IoT devices can be problematic due to the management and resource overhead. This paper presents an OAuth-based method to delegate the processing and access policy management to the Authorisation Server thus allowing also systems with constrained IoT devices to benefit from DIDs and VCs.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Decentralized IoT Systems and Security
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorkshop on Decentralized IoT Systems and Security - San Diego, United States
Duration: 24 Feb 201924 Feb 2019


WorkshopWorkshop on Decentralized IoT Systems and Security
Abbreviated titleDISS
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address

    Research areas

  • Internet of Things, authorisation, decentralised identifiers, verifiable credentials, privacy, OAuth, ACE

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