Issuer, Verifier, Holder: simplifying decentralised identity integration

26 February 2021

Decentralized identity is a new and exciting technology, with implementations currently underway evaluating its efficiency and practicality within the digital identity space. Decentralised identity puts users in control of their credentials, holding ID’s which are verified and secured using blockchain and distributed ledger technology to maintain privacy and secure transactions.

Users hold their identities in digital wallets, and organisations must have the approval of a wallet holder to view the identities held inside. Concerns around this process revolve around how different digital wallets integrate with an organisations’ systems and how they can contact wallet providers to request access they need.

This blog looks at a decentralised identity solution, implemented and developed by Condatis, which acts as the communication layer between the issuer and the digital wallet’s verifier.

Condatis Middleware

Many technology providers are now shifting to adopting decentralized identity to manage external identities, and organisations are becoming more familiar with integrating digital wallets for identity proofing. Decentralised technology is rapidly becoming the future of digital identity, but with various digital wallets out there, how do organisations integrate with each one? Condatis’ Middleware allows organisations to integrate with various digital wallets from different providers, giving all end users the same journey and a seamless experience.

The Condatis Middleware removes the complications of using decentralized identity technologies within early adoption by interconnecting and translating the communication between relying parties and decentralised identity technologies.

The middleware interacts with technology partners, such as Microsoft and Evernym, to ensure the decentralised credential issuance and verification runs smoothly and accurately. Our middleware’s bridge functionality offers OIDC access to both the issuer and the verifier when relevant and permitted to do so. The bridge acts as a core component when building demonstrations and Proof of Concepts (PoC’s). It provides a mechanism for other systems to easily access decentralised technologies using an industry recognised protocol.

The latest release of our middleware will support Microsoft’s identity proofing technology, including Microsoft issuance integration which also involves the Condatis Digital Staff Passport solution. The product also supports Everynm’s Verity 2.0 and can support and adopt other decentralized identity platforms if required in the future.

The Condatis Middleware: User & Organisation benefits

Both organisations and their customers benefit from this decentralized identity solution. As our middleware is wallet agnostic, organisations can give their customers the ability to use their preferred digital wallets. Our middleware allows for a simple and effective integration solution providing easy communication between the wallet holder and the organisation to give their users a quality experience, no matter their choice of wallet.

  • Organisations can integrate with a number of wallet and technology providers without ‘lock-in’.
  • Users are comfortable and secure in using a digital wallet of their choice.
  • Organisations can start using decentralized identity with their solutions using Condatis’ secure OIDC bridge.


Launching the nuclear staff passport

Condatis will be exploring decentralized identity technology using our verifiable credential passport platform to augment and expand identity management capabilities for Sellafield Ltd.