Mobile Identity

The lifecycle management of digital credentials on mobile devices that can be used in peer-to-peer offline interactions.

Mobile identity now opening even more doors for college students

We use multiple identity instruments many times per week without much thought and, for the most part, college students are a great example of identity consumers. Students typically use a single identity document for many daily functions such as food service, dorm entry and exams, and event participation registration. Next-level student identification IBM has teamed […]

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Self-sovereign identity: Unraveling the terminology

Several years ago, the Sovrin vision was introduced using a dot metaphor to describe a future whereby individuals would be able to take back control of their identity and participate at a peer-to-peer level with their online and offline relationships. Today the landscape of supporting open communities — network, code and standards — to achieve […]

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How do we start tackling the existing identity problem?

Identity and control of personal identity is top of mind, given recent events as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A lot of our identity is shared without our explicit consent, gets stored in locations we are unaware of, and when compromised creates tremendous setbacks. Almost everything we do in the […]

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Digital identity interactions

Digital identity solutions can be described using a set of identity verification interactions types that pertain to both in-person and online experiences. Our daily lives are filled with a variety of identity interaction experiences. These daily life experiences may include a visit to the bank clerk, entering the airport or a login to your utility company’s […]

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Identity requests: Let us count the ways

We use our identity documents many times per week without much thought. Verification of our identity or a specific privilege tied to our identity is so commonplace that we rarely question the request. Essentially, identity interactions are part of our daily life experiences. While most people in the US use a driver’s license, any form […]

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Multi-document verification in a digital world

Nearly everyone has some form of Government Issued Identity Instrument (G3I). Even though a driver’s license conveys the privilege to operate certain types of vehicles, it is also the most commonly used form of G3I. The table below lists several use cases and indicates whether an actual driver’s license (DL) or a G3I document is […]

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A new era in personal identity: Safer, smarter, more secure

Most U.S. citizens have some type of Government Issued Identity Instrument (G3I) for identity verification. The most common form is a driver’s license. But we also have a plethora of other identity instruments that we carry around every day; healthcare and prescription cards, employee badges, library cards, gym memberships, gun ownership, fishing and hunting licenses, store […]

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Moving beyond barcodes

We all have many plastic cards in our wallets — driver’s license, credit cards, healthcare cards and more.  Many have some mechanism for exchanging data with a reader either via a barcode, magnetic strip or chip. Unfortunately, these mechanisms for exchanging data do not always provide the best authentication. Barcodes are for automation, not identification […]

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On the move with mobile identity and blockchain

What if you could initiate a change of address for all your accounts at once? Sound like a dream? With IBM Mobile Identity (MI) and blockchain technologies it could become a reality. Consider Holly’s scenario of moving to a new apartment in the same city or state. A new home Holly is moving into a […]

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