ACTIVAGE – User Authentication Hub

ACTIVAGE is a European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities.

CommonsLab provides a solution for the challenge “User authentication” in the difficult environment of client groups who are very conscious about data security, but overcomplicated passwords and authentication can be very difficult for users of the services, especially for the seniors involved in the pilots of the ACTIVAGE project.

The solution is a modular and open-source User Authentication Hub based on open standards and communication protocols. It will act as an authentication service provider within a link-local network. It can provide three easy-to-use authentication mechanisms that do not require users to remember passwords. Users can authenticate using a physical key, their fingerprint and/or an NFC tag. The authentication hub will be integrated to the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES). This offers an easy way to deploy our authentication mechanism to all current or future IoT platforms, which are integrated with AIOTES. CommonsLab has been assigned to work closely together with two of the ACTIVAGE deployment sites, Isère in France and Woquaz in Germany, integrating with their currently deployed IoT platforms, which are respectively SensiNact and UniversAAL.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732679