A topic for discussing of WebID, not limited to its use on SAFE. What is a WebID? From the Solid Spec:
Solid uses WebID URIs as universal usernames or actor identifiers. Frequently referred to simply as
WebIDs, these URIs form the basis of most other Solid-related technologies, such as authentication, authorization, access control, user profiles, discovery of user preferences and server capabilities, and more.
WebIDs provide globally unique decentralized identifiers, enable cross-service federated signin, prevent service provider lock-in, and give users control over their own identity. The WebID URI’s primary function is to point to the location of a public WebID Profile document (see below).
The above is copied from the Solid Specification (v0.7.0)
- WebID 1.0 (W3C)
- A useful exploration of identity, and the role of chains and graphs in understanding the capabilities and limitations of trust when using blockchain and WebID, by Henry Story (@bblfish) https://medium.com/cybersoton/identity-as-a-graph-or-a-chain-f15940beec81
- Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) (W3C Draft)
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