Solutions for IoT

Authorization for the Internet of Things.

Abstract Example Scenario

Authorization for the Internet of Things

With the growing proliferation and interconnectedness of IT-based solutions comes an increased need for secure, scalable, and maintainable authorization and authentication solutions. Classic protocols and systems like X.509 are no longer up to the task.

P3KI GmbH is developing the next generation of PKI solutions.

Through an innovative combination of peer-to-peer technology with modern cryptographic methods P3KI Core offers a secure and efficiently maintainable approach to tackling complex authentification and authorization problems.
Multi-layered permission delegations can be modelled individually and with fine granularity, making P3KI Core the perfect fit for your application.

Example Scenario: Smart-Home Internet-of-Trust

The Premise

Smart-home devices delegate access permissions to a central management hub to control them. In turn, the hub delegates all control operation to the homeowner.

A Practical Example

The homeowner goes on vacation and asks her neighbor to house-sit. In practice this is a time-limited permission (starts the day she goes on vacation and ends the day she comes back). Also, the level of the permission itself is limited. In the example shown here, access to everything except the heating and the garage door is delegated.

Flexible, time-limited or short-term permissions are where P3KI Core really shines. As a homeowner you would also be able to change specifics of the access arrangements while on vacation.

Going Further

In practice we'd model several more relationships defining access permissions. For instance the hub would permit each individual device to execute certain operations (e.g. reporting data to a central dashboard or online services, receiving certain communication from online services, etc). Also, devices might extend access permissions on several different levels like permitting to control the device, control a subset of its functionality, change the configuration, inspect its current state, and so on.

All this and more can easily be modeled using P3KI Core technology.