Microsoft Entra Verified ID

Verify once. Use everywhere. Start your decentralized identity journey with Verified ID.

A person sitting at their desk using their mobile phone to create a new credential.

Benefits of Microsoft Entra Verified ID

Enable more secure interactions while respecting privacy with an industry-leading global platform.

Fast remote onboarding

Validate identity information for trustworthy self-service enrollment and reduced time-to-hire.

More secure access

Quickly verify an individual’s credentials and status to grant least-privilege access with confidence.

Easy account recovery

Replace support calls and security questions with a streamlined self-service process to verify identities.

Custom business solutions

Easily build solutions for a wide range of use cases with our developer kit, APIs, and documentation.

Partnering with identity verification providers

How do verifiable credentials work?

Each verifiable credential is a signed container of identity data from an authoritative source (Issuer) that an individual or entity (User) can choose to share with another entity (Verifier).

Capabilities

Verified ID empowers you to confidently issue and verify workplace credentials, education status, certifications, or any unique identity attributes. Here is how.

The getting started homepage for verifiable credentials in Azure AD.

Easy setup and deployment

Start issuing and accepting Verified ID in minutes with a few simple steps using verifiable credentials management in the Microsoft Entra portal.

The screen outlining how to create a new credential in Azure.

Create and issue Verified IDs

Customize and configure Verified IDs for individuals using a prebuilt template or your own rules and design files.

Once a credential is requested, the user who owns the Verified ID receives a permissions request from the verifier.

Verify credentials

Enable interactions that respect individuals’ privacy. Validate a Verified ID credential with their approval through a request via the wallet on their smart device.

Employee ID properties in verifiable credentials in Azure.

Suspend or invalidate credentials

Credentials remain in the individual’s possession, but issuers can suspend or revoke the active status of these credentials, meaning they’ll no longer be verified as valid by the issuer.

The getting started homepage for verifiable credentials in Azure AD.

Easy setup and deployment

Start issuing and accepting Verified ID in minutes with a few simple steps using verifiable credentials management in the Microsoft Entra portal.

The screen outlining how to create a new credential in Azure.

Create and issue Verified IDs

Customize and configure Verified IDs for individuals using a prebuilt template or your own rules and design files.

Once a credential is requested, the user who owns the Verified ID receives a permissions request from the verifier.

Verify credentials

Enable interactions that respect individuals’ privacy. Validate a Verified ID credential with their approval through a request via the wallet on their smart device.

Employee ID properties in verifiable credentials in Azure.

Suspend or invalidate credentials

Credentials remain in the individual’s possession, but issuers can suspend or revoke the active status of these credentials, meaning they’ll no longer be verified as valid by the issuer.

Avanade

We’re shifting from a company owning all the identities and credentials to the users controlling their own credentials.

Brandon Nolan, Global Digital Identity Lead, Avanade

Accelerate adoption with partner solutions

Additional resources

Why use decentralized identity?

People should own and control their identity data. Organizations that enable this also reduce risk.

Key technical concepts

Understand digital direct presentation, verifiable credentials, and decentralized identifiers via Identity Standards blogs.

Developer Guide

Create serverless apps that store data with users via the Microsoft verifiable credentials platform.

Microsoft Entra Admin Portal

Deploy and manage Verified ID as well as other core scenarios for identity and access at the new unified portal for Microsoft Entra.

Get started today

Diagram illustrates the participation of three parties in a verifiable credentials interaction. This solution automates verification of identity credentials and claims.

The verifier is an organization that requests proof and upon receipt verifies that claims in credentials satisfy requirements.

The user receives and approves the request for credentials obtained from issuer and presents to verifier. The credential claims are cryptographically signed with the user’s private key.

The issuer is an organization that attests to claims and grants digitally signed credentials to the user.

An ecosystem of organizations, workplaces, governments, schools, institutions, and individuals act as trusted issuers and verifiers for verifiable credentials, with users granting permission and managing access through their digital wallet.