Skip to main content

Digital Identity Management—For Humans Only?

  • 343 Accesses

Abstract

How is it possible to identify people or companies beyond doubt in a modern digital world? This article shows the necessity for digital identification with self-sovereign digital identities (SSI) today and outlines how it can be performed. The authors present ideas for applications by implementing a project reference platform using the “need-to-know” approach and by using a blockchain to find reliable information about the nature and type of risk of certain assets.

Keywords

  • Identity management
  • Digital identities (DIDs)
  • Verifiable credential model
  • Self-sovereign identity (SSI)

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-78821-6_11
  • Chapter length: 17 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-78821-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Fig. 1

(© ifb SE)

Fig. 2

(© ifb SE)

Fig. 3

(© ifb SE)

Fig. 4

(© ifb SE)

Fig. 5
Fig. 6

(© ifb SE)

Notes

  1. 1.

    W3C Credentials CG is a part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web.

  2. 2.

    Permanent Link: https://www.w3.org/TR/2020/WD-did-core-20200731/.

  3. 3.

    Uniform Resource Locater (as defined by RFC3986).

  4. 4.

    Permanent Link: https://www.w3.org/TR/2020/NOTE-did-spec-registries-20200618/.

  5. 5.

    Link: https://sovrin-foundation.github.io/sovrin/spec/did-method-spec-template.html.

  6. 6.

    Open Pretty Good Privacy—an encryption standard often used for e-mail end-to-end encryption.

  7. 7.

    https://github.com/hyperledger/aries-rfcs/blob/master/concepts/0051-dkms/dkms-v4.md.

  8. 8.

    https://github.com/decentralized-identity/did-auth-jose/.

  9. 9.

    https://www.w3.org/TR/vc-data-model/.

  10. 10.

    https://www.w3.org/TR/vc-imp-guide/.

  11. 11.

    https://www.w3.org/TR/vc-use-cases/.

  12. 12.

    Following the source on https://blockchainaustralia.com.au/self-sovereign-identity-zero-knowledge-proofs-future-of-data/.

Literature

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Matthias Kurfels .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2021 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Kurfels, M., Krebs, H., Bruse, F. (2021). Digital Identity Management—For Humans Only?. In: Liermann, V., Stegmann, C. (eds) The Digital Journey of Banking and Insurance, Volume III. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78821-6_11

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78821-6_11

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-030-78820-9

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-030-78821-6

  • eBook Packages: Economics and FinanceEconomics and Finance (R0)