We're preparing to make our favourite self-sovereign identity framework ready for global use! Recently, the EU has been taking big steps towards the regulation and governance of digital identity solutions. This has been causing big waves globally in terms of what standards are gaining recognition. The Architecture Reference Framework (ARF) describes the current understanding of how Digital Identity will function in Europe.
For organisations operating in the EU, and those who plan to do business there, it means that this mature and proven framework will be able to work for global use cases.
There are 5 initiatives that can be funded separately or as a collective. These initiatives result in separate open-source end products, to make sure you can fund only the segments you are interested in.
- Mobile Drivers License (ISO/IEC 18013-5) Module In the ARF, it is described that the mDoc standard is used for proximity verification. We would like to enable the users of AFJ to easily implement mDoc proximity flows. This initiative would allow all users to support this by simply adding a proximity module that uses the generic mDL library described in the previous section.
- Adding support for OpenID4VC to AFJ
- Hardware Security Module (HSM) support for Askar
- Adding support for SD-JWT to AFJ
Previously, we've set up a similar effort to make AnonCreds ledger independent. Thanks to 8 sponsors and 3 collaborators, the results of this work can now be used by any developer, organisation or government.
Whether you are interested in the overall goal, or in any of the separate initiatives, reach out! Your organisations' money will only support the effort you are interested in. Reach out directly to our CEO Ana through email@example.com to get involved. Check out the current overview of the ARF status of AFJ.