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The core concept of Self-issued Identifiers is that the user can establish a trust relationship with a Relying Party (PR) that does not permit string of any part of that relationship with a Trusted Third Party.
- Relying Party
- User Agent (aka SIOP wallet)
- Trusted Third Party (that is kept ignorant of any association between the user and the RP)
This entire concept is technically difficult (if not impossible) to pull off.
- The user trusts the RP to be telling the truth about its intent to honor the user's intentions wrt the user's data.
- The user trusts the SIOP to be fairly representing the RP.
- The user trusts the SIOP to protect the user's secrets (private keys and other credentials.)
- The user trusts the SIOP to faithfully present user intent to the RP.
- The RP trusts the SIOP to assist in the user authentication process (including user secrets and possibly user liveness.)
- Once a connex is established