How would it be if we were in control of our own identities? In this webinar on 27 June, international identity guru John Craddock takes a look into the future as he discusses the proposals and open standards for decentralized identity (DID).
Take a moment to count up how many identities you have for accessing work and social resources. In your list there will probably be Office 365, Amazon, Gmail, your corporate network, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many more! Who controls those identities? Not you! In today’s world, we are forced to entrust multiple organizations that hold our identity; in many cases, secured by only a username and password.
What if YOU were in sole control of your identity and not relying on multiple organizations protecting it for you?
This webinar is the second of a pair of closely linked technical sessions presented by John Craddock. In order to understand decentralized identity (DID), it’s also vital to have a solid understanding of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology. And that’s why John will be presenting his Ultimate Guide to Blockchain webinar on Thursday 30 May.
Why attend John Craddock’s Decentralized Identity (DID) webinar?
At his webinar on Thursday 27 June John will explain how multiple organizations are already working with proposals and open standards for decentralized identity (DID). This is a technical session which will show how underlying technologies are used to implement Decentralized Identity (DID). A self-owned identity will integrate seamlessly into your daily life and give you complete control of the information you share and whom you share it with.
The key to DID is cryptography
The core to this new technology is cryptography. Identity is cryptographically secured through the use of private/public keypairs. You can act pseudo-anonymously or publish your identity in an immutable transaction ledger. The ability to publish identity allows trusted organizations to issue claims about users that can be fully verified. A user’s identity can be digitally confirmed, and selected claims can be presented that are fully verifiable against the issuing authority.
An example: meet Eric
As an example, imagine the issuing authority is the passport office and there is a user called Eric. Eric requests a digital passport, supplying whatever proofs of identity that are required by the government agency. The passport is issued and digitally locked to Eric’s identity. When Eric signs up for a bank account, he can supply his digital passport as verified proof of who he is. The bank can check that the passport is valid because it is signed by the passport office whose identity is fully verifiable. Crypto maths can get really clever and Eric doesn’t have to always present his passport, he could simply present individual claims that are contained within his digital passport.
In John’s webinar we will learn how Eric gets his digital identity, and benefits from the new world of self-sovereign identity.
Discover the future of identity systems – register for John Craddock’s Decentralized Identity webinar now!
DATE Thursday, 27 June, 2019
TIME 7am Pacific | 3pm UK | 4pm Western Europe
DURATION 60 minutes
About John Craddock
John Craddock is an internationally renowned identity guru and Microsoft ‘Most Valued Professional’.
John has been involved in Microsoft solutions since the early days of Windows and Windows NT, and has focused on identity solutions since the first release of AD FS for Windows Server 2003. He has been involved in numerous IT projects for industry leaders including Microsoft, the UK Government and multi-nationals. He is a globally-acclaimed speaker who has presented at hundreds of events throughout the world.