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User eXperience & Trusted Claims for UMA – New presentations!

July 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Our colleague Domenico Catalano has just finished his stay at Newcastle University. During his stay Domenico has given two presentations – one on Exploring Visualization Techniques to Enhance Privacy Control UX for User-Managed Access and the other on Extending the UMA Protocol to support Trusted Claims.

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Categories: Usability, UX

SMART Mobile – Coming Soon!

July 22, 2011 Comments off

Very soon, we are planning to release a mobile version of the SMART Authorization Manager, called SMART Mobile. This application has been designed to work with Android devices (> 1.5) but it will work on iPhone and other smartphones too. Each app user needs to register at and generate the API KEY using the provided API. This API KEY has to be then copied to the settings form of SMART Mobile. This applications allows the user to view a log of access history and access requests on his or her smartphone. This way as an owner of protected resources, you can always track and have more control of your data on the Web.

To obtain an API KEY you need to log into your account at Go to an account page, and generate your API KEY.

Categories: Development, UX

SMARTAM v2.0 – Public Beta

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

SMARTAM v2.0 ( is a user-managed authorisation manager for aggregating, sharing and protecting your online data. It allows you to register any kinds of Web resources (e.g. documents, photos, videos, etc) and share them with people from the contact list. As a user of the authorisation manager you can store various resources at different Web applications, in this version: Facebook, Picasa, and!.  Then, you can share these pictures by defining who can access them. All in one place, using a simple and friendly UI!

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Categories: Development

Internet Identity Workshop 12

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

At the beginning of May 2011, the SMART team attended the Internet Identity Workshop in Mountain View, CA. This was a great opportunity to present our work and to discuss it with other people from the community. The team scheduled to give three presentations
 and a demo of the newly released SMARTAM application. During our presentations, we talked about User-Managed Access (UMA) and SMARTAM (an UMA-based Authorisation Manager).

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Categories: Conferences, Presentations

smartam. v2.0

February 14, 2011 2 comments

The totally new smartam. is soon to be released as one of our User-Managed-Access Web applications. It will be based on the newly designed and developed UMA/j framework. It will allow its users to share their online resources from various cloud-based Web applications and fully-control the level of sharing policies. Sign up for notifications about the release at


Categories: Development – your social photos. gallerified!

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

We’ve recently launched a new application: It’s our idea for a one gallery to aggregate all your photos from your social web profiles.

Some of the features:

  • Facebook, Google or Twitter account authorisation
  • importing your photos both from Facebook or Picasa
  • uploading new photos to your online storage
  • organizing photos into albums
  • sharing albums either as private or public

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Categories: Development