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 www.smartam.net 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 www.smartam.net. Go to an account page, and generate your API KEY.
We are extremely happy to announce that the SMART Team has 2 new members – Domenico Catalano (Oracle Corp., Italy) and Jacek Szpot (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland). Domenico’s theoretical knowledge and real-world experience in the areas of security, usability and software development will help with addressing issues and concerns raised in the initial UX study of SMARTAM. Jacek, on the other hand, is gaining experience in the areas of software development and Web security and will help with progressing with development of the UMA/j framework. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
We have just launched a new release of SMARTAM at www.smartam.net. Apart from fixing a few bugs, this release comes with two brand new features:
- History log
- Access requests log
History log is a list enabling you to see who accessed your resources and when. This way you are given even more control over protection of your resources and you are always able to follow what happens to your data. The other feature – Access requests – is a list of notifications from your friends who have heard about your data (e.g. newly uploaded photos) and have sent you a request to be able to access this data. You can then easily grant access to the requested data (according to your preferences!) instantly as this feature is located in the sidebar on almost all the pages of SMARTAM. This way you will be always sure that you didn’t missed anybody while setting security and privacy settings for your resources! Read more to see example screenshots!
SMARTAM v2.0 (http://www.smartam.net) 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 Gallerify.me!. Then, you can share these pictures by defining who can access them. All in one place, using a simple and friendly UI!
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).
We’re pleased to announce that the SMART project has won the prestigious Identity Deployment of the Year (IDDY) 2011 award, in the Emerging Applications/Proof of Concept Category. The IDDY is awarded yearly by the Kantara Initiative, for deployment and development of identity management software. Previous winners include Google, US DoD, Vodafone, NTT and Oracle. This year’s winners were US National Institute for Health and Newcastle University. The Newcastle award was presented to Maciej Machulak during the Identity Collaboration Day in San Francisco.
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 http://www.smartam.net.