Launch of ION – DID system by Microsoft

This is the launch post for Microsoft’s ION ION - an open, public, permissionless decentralized identifier network

ION is an open, public, permissionless Layer 2 Decentralized Identifier network that runs atop the Bitcoin blockchain

Decentralized Identifiers aka #did is an open standard for self owned portable identity. Fission uses DIDs as the basis for its account system.

The Sidetree protocol reference implementation uses Bitcoin and IPFS.

There are a couple of other links in the post worth investigating.

Open ID Connect Self Issued

https://bitbucket.org/openid/connect/src/master/openid-connect-self-issued-v2-1_0.md

If I’m reading this correctly, this is a way to use your own keys / DID to be able to connect in an OpenID scenario.

.well-known and DIDs

https://identity.foundation/.well-known/resources/did-configuration/

I experimented with this with Rosano and remoteStorage, this is a similar pattern.

https://example.com/.well-known/did-configuration.json this would be the location of a file.

As we move to exposing usernames as USERNAME.fission.name we can also potentially auto publish people’s DIDs at this well known location.