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Own your digital identity

Discover decentralized identity, a new way to provide ownership of personal data.

Safeguard your organization with a seamless identity solution

Benefits of decentralized identity

For everyone

Own and control your digital identity and protect your privacy with highly secure user experiences.

For organizations

Engage with less risk, use electronic data verification, and improve transparency and auditability.

For developers

Design user-centric apps and services and build true serverless apps that store data with users.

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"Decentralized digital identity (DDID) is not just a technology buzzword: It promises a complete restructuring of the currently centralized physical and digital identity ecosystem into a decentralized and democratized architecture."

Prepare For Decentralized Digital Identity: Security SWOT, January 21, 2020

What is decentralized identity?

Decentralized identity is a trust framework in which identifiers, such as usernames, can be replaced with IDs that are self-owned, independent, and enable data exchange using blockchain and distributed ledger technology to protect privacy and secure transactions.

Decentralized identity framework.

Why is decentralized identity important?

As our lives are increasingly linked to apps, devices, and services, we’re often subject to data breaches and privacy loss. A standards-based decentralized identity system can provide greater privacy and control over your data.

More about decentralized identity

Microsoft believes everyone has the right to own their digital identity, one that more securely and privately stores all personal data. This identity must seamlessly integrate into daily life and give complete control over data access and use.

Digitally present & authenticate a set of verifiable credentials. Just like a physical card. Revoke with - single click.

Decentralized identity explained

Explore decentralized identity and how it can quickly and easily verify who you are.

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ION – Booting up the network

Learn about the development of the Identity Overlay Network (ION) from the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF).

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An introduction to decentralized identities

Learn more about decentralized identity and blockchain technology in this episode of Azure Friday.

Decentralized identity in Azure AD

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enables the use of decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials to validate and share information digitally.

Preview verifiable credentials in Azure AD

The Azure AD verifiable credentials solution (preview) provides self-service enrollment and faster onboarding for your users. Its identity verification services can digitally validate any piece of information.

Take a deep dive into verifiable credentials.

Additional resources

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Get involved

Help build an open-source, decentralized identity ecosystem with DIF.

Try the code

Check out our APIs and developer documentation to see how it all works.

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