By Praharsha Anand and Azure Security News
Azure AD Verifiable Credentials enables Azure AD customers to easily design and issue verifiable credentials to represent proof of employment, education, and more.
Each credential is signed using cryptographic keys associated with the decentralized Identifiers (DID) that users own and control. According to Microsoft, only credential holders decide when and with whom to share their credentials, even when organizations issue them.
As part of their partnership, Microsoft will leverage Acuant’s My Digital ID solution to add an extra layer of security to its latest Azure Active Directory.
My Digital ID enables organizations to verify various attributes, including identity documents, biometrics, and identity data. The platform also provides single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and conditional access to protect users against cyber attacks.
My Digital ID’s other notable benefits in Azure AD include a universal platform for verifying employment, eligibility, and digital identification; easy integration with identity verification partners; self-service enrollment and account recovery; and secure access to apps.
We know the world is going digital-fast, and we need technology that can establish trust wherever consumers want to transact,” said Yossi Zekri, president and CEO of Acuant.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Microsoft and contribute to bringing an open standards approach for verifiable credentials to the masses, putting them in control of their data.”
Sue Bohn, partner director of program management in the identity division of Microsoft said, “Verifiable credentials will revolutionize the way we grant access to information.”
“Organizations will be able to verify identity information quickly with solutions like Acuant’s My Digital ID, while individuals will be able to own and control their credentials.”