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Fwd: Web Identity draft spec released

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:39:16 +0100
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From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: 25 November 2013 02:36
Subject: Web Identity draft spec released
To: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>

Hi all,

The PaySwarm implementation that we have has been using a loose form of
identity for a while now. I had some time on a flight across the Pacific
recently and put together the beginnings of a specification for writing,
storing, and reading identity information in a way that fits many (if
not all) of the use cases we've created here.

Melvin, I'd imagine that we're going to be collaborating quite a bit on
this since there are many aspects that the Read Write Web group is
working on.

This spec is needed mainly to achieve a more cloud-based / Linked Data
friendly way of doing Request Autocomplete, so you don't have to depend
on your browser knowing your personal details. This is useful when you
have multiple devices, each with a different web browser. It's also
meant to be secure enough to store sensitive personal information like
government issued IDs, home addresses, and medical information. Many of
these pieces of information are necessary for banking and financial
institutions Know Your Customer requirements.


An identity is a Linked Data description of a particular entity such as
a person or organization. This specification describes a mechanism of
reading and writing to an online Linked Data identity. Linked Data
identities are useful for storing arbitrary information, such as a
person's shipping address, verified citizenship information, or age. The
data is only accessible by authorized applications.


The spec is bare, to say the least, but is meant to mainly put a stake
in the ground. It's designed to work seamlessly with Mozilla Persona
(which is not detailed at all in the spec right now, but will be soon-ish).

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
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