Steinbeis Transfer Center Distributed and Mobile Applications


  • Consulting on the selection and implementation of secure authentication
  • Adaption of marketable components and integration into existing systems
  • Customized software development
  • Evaluation of development processes as well as of system and software architectures
  • Supporting the implementation of systems

Key Areas

  • Identification systems: e.g. chip cards, smart cards, eID function of the “nPA” (new identity card), USB token, Yubikey, FIDO Alliance Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)
  • Processes: e.g. challenge-response-authentication, zero knowledge, one-time passwords (OTP), second-channel-communication/two-factor authentication
  • Biometric identification: e.g. fingerprint reader
  • Cloud applications: e.g. e-commerce, service computing, mobile applications, back-office access for field staff, login, single sign-on (SSO), qualified electronic signature
  • Telematics applications: e.g. identification of technical systems, evaluation and adaption of standard protocols and formats for the web authentication for technical applications

Project Examples

  • Web login via eID authentication with the new identity card („nPA“)
  • Implementation of Yubikey tokens for the easy and secure login into a company server without a password
  • Consulting on the configuration and implementation of fingerprint reader on company notebooks under Windows 7



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Töpperstr. 22, D-76131 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 15678 318993
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandro Leuchter
(Stand: 05/21/2024)

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