Digital Identity

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Digital Identity

Definition: A digital representation of a set of Claims made by one Party about itself or another Digital Subject. [originally from Kim's Laws, ScottL, PaulT, BobWyman]


  1. A Digital Identity is just one set of Claims about a Digital Subject. For any given Digital Subject there will typically exist many Digital Identities. [PaulT]
  2. A Digital Identity can be created on the fly when a particular identity transaction is desired, or persisted in a data store to provide a referenceable representation [ScottL, Drummond, MaryRuddy]
  3. A Digital Identity may contain Claims made by multiple Claimants. [DickH]
  4. A Digital Identity may be signed by a Digital Identity Provider to provide assurance to a Relying Party [ConorC]

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