STRATEGIC framework has integrated the SEMIRAMIS  results with the aim of providing trusted and secure components to cloud services provided by the public administrations. These trust and secure components included in the cross-border attribute exchange service has been integrated in the cloud Certificate of Residence Service provided by both the StariGrad and the Genoa municipalities.
Next we can demonstrate how the public bodies can take advantage of the European projects results giving citizens more secure and trusted cross-border online services.
European public administrations need to be adapted to a dramatic changing world where the necessity to communicate each other to exchange information, not only at local or regional level but also in a cross-border scenario, are increasingly growing. In this sense the public bodies are covering the increased citizens’ demands of online services. In this context ICT helps the administrations to provide more secure and trusted services.
Leveraging SEMIRAMIS outcomes the Certificate of Residence service can improve the secure access to information and the exchange of information in cross–border scenarios.
During the project a prototype comprising two components, the Federation Proxy (FP) and the Identity Aggregator (IA), was implemented. During the last stage of the project these components were improved:
• Allowing the use of “attribute release” policies applicable to the FP, which establishes which attributes may not be released by the federation;
• Providing integrity of the data using a more secure connection between the different components.
Benefits for Public administrations
Public administrations can leverage the trust chain and the flexibility SEMIRAMIS infrastructure provides for exchanging information and attributes between each other.
The following figure outlines the different possibilities that SEMIRAMIS components allow. The FP component allows public bodies belonging to a specific European federation to establish a trust interaction between different countries across Europe. It means, for instance, that any Italian municipality joined to the Italian Municipality Federation can exchange data with other municipality belonging to the Serbian Municipality Federation, as the pilot developed during the STRATEGIC project shows.
The IA not only allows the public bodies to interact with the FP for a cross-border interaction, but allows the public body to interact with other public administration belonging to the same federation in the same country. Indeed allows a public administration interacts with another joined public administration belonging to a different federation. For instance an Italian municipality such as Genoa can exchange data with the municipality of Rome based on the already established trust relationship. Based on the same trust relationship the municipality of Genoa can exchange data with an Italian University. This communication between different federations is not limited to the country boundaries; thanks to the IA can establish a trusted relationship with both the IA and the FP component.
SEMIRAMIS components in action
Basically the following picture describes the general process where the IA and the FP are involved providing a secure and trusted cross-border environment.
Particularly the Municipality of Stari Grad in Belgrade, and the city of Genoa agreed to give the citizens of the foreign country to register online using the SEMIRAMIS infrastructure. The following picture shows how this process is developed when a Serbian citizen uses the cloud based Genoese Certificate of Residence service for registering in the city of Genoa.
Thanks to SEMIRAMIS components a trusted and secure chain is establish between both municipalities assuring the integrity of the user data provided by the counterfeit service.
Benefits for developers
Not only the public administrations can take advantage of SEMIRAMIS outcomes, but developers willing to integrate these services. Besides the SEMIRAMIS services components (IA and FF) an additional component called IA client is provided for integrating the Certificate of Residence (COR) service into the SEMIRAMIS service. This client must be embedded into the COR service for accessing the IA component and facilitates the developers’ implementation work.
Additionally mock attribute provider and authentication services are also provided to the pilots for both testing and implementation purposes.
Even though the integration process for developers comprises just a few steps, in order to facilitate the integration of SEMIRAMIS components a training session with developers and technical staff is recommended. In this way a couple of technical session has been developed with the two pilot partners, clarifying and supporting the integration process.
 SEMIRAMIS project: http://semiramis-cip.atosresearch.eu/