Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

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This directory was born from WebOfTrustInfo/self-sovereign-identity, the original SSI repository.

It would seem that Christopher Allen’s The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity is still the most comprehensive article on the subject of Self Sovereign Identity. It outlines some of the underlying history, and introduces 10 Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity, born from the collective thoughts on identity leading to it.

Considerable additional material has been created on the subject since then, including some helpful criticism on the principles. Some of initial thoughts have been organized in evolution-of-ssi.

SSI Documentation Components

While none of this is authoritative, it’s useful to keep in mind the philosophy an principles that have developed around creating next generation digital identification schemes.

What is self-sovereign identity? [Webinar]

  • A brief history and overview of self-sovereign identity / decentralized identity
  • The top consumer-focused and business-focused benefits of SSI
  • Real-world examples of SSI in action
  • How organizations can the journey to a decentralized future

About SSI

The Three Pillars of Self-Sovereign Identity Self-sovereign identity: 3 key questions

SSI is on the extreme end of the digital identity spectrum. Its focus is putting control back in the hands of you, the user. But SSI is not the only way to skin a cat. Answering Questions about Self-Sovereign Identity Identity professionals continue to have questions about self-sovereign identity (SSI). In this post, I answer a few questions that Susan Morrow raised about the commercial viability, security, privacy, and desired user experience of SSI.

Self-Sovereign Identity: Shifting the Locus of Control

Simply put, the old (centralized and federated models) the locus of control was between the other parties that could make decisions about me, whether I was in the picture or not. In the new model (self-sovereign identity), the user is put into the centre of his/her own locus of control. See above.