ARIES aims to set up a reliable identity ecosystem combining mature technologies for high level of assurance, such as biometrics or use of secure elements, with innovative credential derivation mechanisms. ARIES advocates management practices that ensure user-centricity and flexibility when it comes to secure and privacy-respecting virtual identity management processes. The project will help to tangibly achieve a reduction in levels of identity fraud, theft, and associated crimes.
The following picture shows an overview of the ARIES ecosystem, where interactions among the entities involved are depicted. The user manages several identities and credentials, which are issued by Identity Providers and presented to Service Providers to access the services offered.