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** In this model it was up to the [[Relying Party]] to establish a link and share a secret with the [[Identifier or Attribute Provider]] in advance of any transactions.
 
** In this model it was up to the [[Relying Party]] to establish a link and share a secret with the [[Identifier or Attribute Provider]] in advance of any transactions.
 
** It also required the user to pre-register with one or more of those providers, typically one of the big social sites, like: Google, Microsoft or Facebook.
 
** It also required the user to pre-register with one or more of those providers, typically one of the big social sites, like: Google, Microsoft or Facebook.
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* The current most common protocol for this version of a [[Distributed Identity]] was [[OpenID Connect]] which also enabled [[Self-issued Identity], but that concept never materialized.
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* Now other organizations believe that they can succeed where the OpenID foundation failed.
  
 
==Problems==
 
==Problems==

Revision as of 09:55, 31 July 2018

Full Title or Meme

A means to distribute the sources of identity and give more choice to Users.

Context

  • The current paradigm in open identity is for each conforming Relying Party to provide a list Identifier or Attribute Providers that the use could chose from to allow access.
    • In this model it was up to the Relying Party to establish a link and share a secret with the Identifier or Attribute Provider in advance of any transactions.
    • It also required the user to pre-register with one or more of those providers, typically one of the big social sites, like: Google, Microsoft or Facebook.
  • The current most common protocol for this version of a Distributed Identity was OpenID Connect which also enabled [[Self-issued Identity], but that concept never materialized.
  • Now other organizations believe that they can succeed where the OpenID foundation failed.

Problems

Solutions

The Decentralized Identity Foundation has been created to enable "an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices". The have a list of areas of interest[1] that include block-chain and universal discovery which seem to be diametrically opposite of Privacy legislation like the GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

References

  1. Decentralized Identity Foundation working groups http://identity.foundation/working-groups