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Whose Name Is It, Anyway? Decentralized Identity Systems on the Web
July/August 2007 (vol. 11 no. 4)
pp. 72-76
Daniel J. Weitzner, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
A new form of personal identity is emerging on the Web. Decentralized identification protocols depart from traditional distributed authentication approaches developed for the Internet. What distinguishes this new approach is its use of URIs as the underlying identifier.
Index Terms:
Web identity, decentralized identification protocols, URI, uniform resource identifiers
Citation:
Daniel J. Weitzner, "Whose Name Is It, Anyway? Decentralized Identity Systems on the Web," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 72-76, July-Aug. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.95
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