Digital Identity Trend for Digital Trust Society

디지털 신뢰 사회 실현을 위한 디지털 아이덴티티 동향

  • Published : 2019.06.01


The Internet was designed for machines, not humans, and hence, nobody owns a digital identity. Instead, a digital identity is rented from a website and an application. This lack of unique and secure digital identities has resulted in confusion in the online/cyber world. Digital identities pose one of the oldest and most difficult problems with regard to the Internet. There is still no way to use digital credentials to prove, own, and control an online identity, namely a self-sovereign identity, in the same manner we do in the offline world, particularly without a trusted third party. This article discusses the current open standards for digital identities, proposes solutions pertaining to digital identities in the future, and introduces the concept of a blockchain-based self-sovereign digital identity without the need of trusted third parties.

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그림 1 자기 주권 아이덴티티 개념

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그림 2 SOVRIN의 검증 가능한 자격증명 동작


Grant : 데이터 안심사회를 위한 트러스트 데이터 커넥톰 원천기술 개발

Supported by : ETRI


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