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Upcoming Workshop: Strong Authentication and Identity

October 1st, 2018

W3C announced today a W3C Workshop on Strong Authentication and Identity, December 10-11 2018, in Redmond, WA, USA. The event is hosted by Microsoft.

This workshop will look to provide an existing standards landscape, roadmap and potential future work for how strong identity and strong authentication should work on the web. A successful workshop will be how to align recent W3C specifications (WebAuthn, Verifiable Claims, Web Payments) and work that is ongoing in the W3C Credentials Community Group (DID, DIDAuth) along with IETF and ISO, as well as other existing community standards such as Open ID Connect, Oauth, SAML, etc.

The scope includes:

  • Strong Authentication: FIDO, WebAuthn, IFAA, DIDAuth, OpenID Connect
  • Strong Identity: ISO 29003, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
  • Decentralized Identity (DID): Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technologies, Verifiable Credentials
  • Federation: OpenID Connect, SAML, DID
  • Credentials: Verifiable Credentials, JWT, JSON-LD, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
  • Requirements: Ease of Use, Accessibility, Internationalization, Security, Privacy

For more information on the workshop, please see details and submission instructions. Expression of Interest and position statements are due by 29 October 2018.