Understanding Identity Networks

Multiple types of networks not only exist – they’ll also need to work together to make trusted identity a reality. Here’s where to start learning about their basic attributes and capabilities.

Decentralized Identity Network

IBM is helping to create, operate and maintain Sovrin’s global public identity utility, a new home for self-sovereign identity applications.

Consortium Verification Network

IBM, SecureKey Technologies and identity issuers and verifiers are helping consumers instantly verify identities for new bank accounts, driver’s licenses, utilities and more.

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The importance of standards

Common standards allow different networks to resolve identities, exchange attribute attestations, manage public/ private keys, authenticate Decentralized ID and more.

Decentralized ID and Authentication

Decentralized identifiers (DIDs) allow people, organizations and devices to be resolved across multiple networks.

Verifiable credentials

provides a baseline framework for how attributes attestations are exchanged between issuers, verifiers, and owner/ holders of identity.

Key management

Decentralized Key Management System (DKMS) is establishing a common protocol for managing public/private keys.

Explore industry use cases

Learn how different parties work together to verify trusted identity in different networks.

Healthcare

Trace how a patient, her doctor’s office, a third-party clinic, insurance company and DMV office coordinate trusted identity verification for routine blood work.

Finance

See how a bank helps a customer apply for a loan using government-issued ID and proof of employment while adhering to federal Know Your Customer regulations.

Government

Learn how government can coordinate with car dealerships and insurance companies to help drivers seamlessly prove their identity, vehicle ownership and proof of insurance.

Explore communities

IBM Blockchain Trusted Identity™ is actively working with others to help clients onboard and interoperate in a world of many networks.

Learn about the distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity from The Linux Foundation.

Building an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices.

Hosted by The Linux Foundation, explore the blockchain framework of the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Browse featured videos

Know Your Customer is a common business process workflow to identify and verify individuals or organizations. The process requires manual verification which can be costly, time-consuming and a poor user experience.
 

In this demo of Hyperledger Indy, learn how verifiable credentials can be used to help an everyday user verify her employment and apply for a loan.

Thought leadership from our latest blog posts

Self-sovereign identity: Unraveling the terminology

Insights on how the conceptual building blocks of self-sovereign identity (SSI) are rapidly coming together.
 

Self-sovereign identity: Why blockchain?

Answering one of the most common questions when talking about the SSI movement.

How do we start tackling the existing identity problem?

Decentralized identity can reduce risk when it's difficult to verify who or what is on the other side of the screen.
 

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