Research: Gartner® Innovation Insight for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims

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In the Gartner Innovation Insight for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims, expert analysts Michael Kelley and David Mahdi note, “The privacy and security of decentralized identity can mitigate risk associated with centralized identity stores, which continue to expose identity data in breaches. SRM leaders must assess timing and find appropriate use cases that can create value between now and the fully decentralized future

Key Findings

  • Decentralized identity (DCI) services disrupt traditional centralized identity data approaches by enabling people to manage their identity data and privacy through an intuitive identity wallet leveraging blockchain or other distributed ledger technology (DLT) application.
  • Multiple DCI products are surfacing in the market, with varying solution focus (i.e., network builders, wallet providers, etc.), yet interoperability is not fully standardized and remains immature.
  • Specific methods for securely sharing identity data, such as with verifiable claims exchange (VCE) protocols, offer promise, yet standards and regulations are currently in early stages.

We are proud to be recognized as a Representative Provider for DCI products, services and technology in the Gartner Innovation Insight for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims.

By checking out our case studies, you can learn more about our work with Microsoft and the decentralised identity solutions we’ve tailored for our customers using Microsoft Entra Verified ID (formerly Azure AD Verifiable Credentials).

Customers such as Sellafield, RMIT University, and the UK NHS have all explored the value of decentralised identity with us, and we’ve even applied Entra Verified ID to streamline how our business operates.

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Source: Gartner, Innovation Insight for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims. Michael Kelley, David Mahdi. 27 March 2023

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