Webinar: Webinar: Verifiable Credentials and Digital Wallets: An Overview with Erik Scott
- Identity Management
Verifiable Credentials and Digital Wallets: An Overview, featuring Erik Scott, a Computer Scientist at the University of North Carolina's Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and CI Compass, was originally hosted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
Two pervasive problems throughout distributed computing are the determination of who a user is and their attributes, and the user-controlled, fine-grained sharing of personal information to third parties. Verifiable Credentials, emerging from the World Wide Web Consortium, is a family of cryptographic protocols designed to solve both problems. The protocols are specifically designed to place the user in the central position of control over information flows. A typical storage mechanism for these credentials is a Digital Wallet, of which Apple Wallet and Android Wallet are examples.
About Erik Scott:
Erik Scott is a Computer Scientist at the University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (“Renci”) where he principally works alongside collaborators from universities and institutes on the CI Compass project, an NSF-funded Center of Excellence that helps NSF Major Facilities design and improve their Cyberinfrastructure. In his nearly twenty years at RENCI he has worked with scientists in fields as diverse as Genetics, Economics, Geosciences, and Medicine - a breadth that has proven useful when working with the similarly broad range of Major Facilities.