The SicAri Platform has its origin in the SicAri Project, a research project which has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In this context, "SicAri" was the acronym for "A security architecture and its tools for ubiquitous Internet usage" (in German: "Eine Sicherheitsarchitektur und deren Werkzeuge für die ubiquitäre Internetnutzung").

Since Jan Peters, leader of SicAri subproject "Middleware", built the first platform prototype based on the specifications from the SicAri project, the acronym has been adopted and is now used as name for the Open Source Software provided here.

The very first prototype implementation of the SicAri platform was based on a bunch of Java classes taken from SeMoA (Secure Mobile Agents), another Open Source project. Thus, there are design parallels with respect to the command line shell and service management. In the beginning, SeMoA did benefit from new developments in the SicAri platform, which in turn have been integrated into SeMoA - especially improvements of the shell and the Web Services framework extending the service management.

During the specification phase of the SicAri platform there have been numerous valuable discussions with other members of the SicAri project consortium, who therefore shall be cited here:

During the implementation phase of the SicAri platform there has been major support by a changing crew of students and research assistants:

The latest version of FlexiProvider which is used in the SicAri platform is provided by Martin Döring (Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachbereich Informatik, Fachgebiet Kryptographie und Computeralgebra).

The extension of Sun's XACML implementation to allow the parsing of role-based access control policies (with inheritance in roles) has been provided by Taufiq Rochaeli (Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Fachbereich Informatik, Fachgebiet Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik).

The protocol extension for COPS to distribute XACML-based security policies is provided by Björn Steinemann (Fraunhofer-Institut für Sicherheitstechnologie SIT).