March 8, 2024

Kyle Martin



The Five New Technologies Pushing Identity Forward

The management of identity, credentials, and digital assets requires not just innovative technology, but a shift in our approach. Learn about the new technologies making that happen.

The management of identity, credentials, and data exchange currently stands at the forefront of technological innovation. As digital transactions and verifications grow increasingly complex, necessitating adherence to strict regulations, the development of new technologies to streamline, secure, and simplify these processes is critically important. The only solution is to change how we understand and implement data management and security. Leading the charge in this digital transformation are pioneering concepts such as the “corporate flat wallet,” the “digital clean room,” the combination of two advanced access management methods, and the overarching theme of scalable API modularity. Each represents a key component in the ongoing goal to establish a more secure, efficient, and compliant digital ecosystem. The Truvity API platform is a prime example of how these innovations can be synthesised into a comprehensive system that advances the state of identity and data management.

1. The Corporate Flat Wallet: Redefining Data Management

Imagine a digital wallet, akin to those offered by Apple or various cryptocurrency platforms, but designed for businesses to manage data and credentials securely. This is the essence of the “corporate flat wallet” concept—a novel data management paradigm that functions as a shared, corporate version of a retail digital wallet, unique from traditional wallets, which are designed primarily for consumer use. This corporate flat wallet serves as a centralised repository for a business's digital data and credentials, integrating next-generation transfer and verification protocols, such as the W3C VC Data Model 2.0 and DIDCOMM, which allows for secure verification, data integrity checks, and built-in encryption standards not necessarily used by traditional means of data creation and P2P exchange. This integration facilitates a secure and efficient mechanism for storing, managing, and verifying credentials and data, setting a new benchmark for digital transactions and identity management practices.

What sets the corporate flat wallet apart is its ability to act as a shared digital wallet for businesses, streamlining the way companies manage their digital assets. By leveraging such an efficient wallet system, businesses can ensure that their digital credentials are easily accessible, securely stored, and ready for verification against the latest standards, all within a framework designed for the fast-paced digital economy.

2. The Digital Clean Room: Security and Compliance at Its Core

Security and compliance are paramount in today's digital ecosystem. The concept of “digital clean room” functionality elevates the security and compliance capabilities of a system like the corporate flat wallet to ensure that all data and credentials are stored under stringent security and access management protocols. In this secured environment, data is stored with the highest level of protection, where it remains immutable, verifiable, and singularly unique—never duplicated. By creating a space where data integrity is maintained at all times, businesses can ensure that their digital assets are protected against unauthorised access and tampering, meeting the highest standards of data security, allowing organisations to comply with stringent regulations and simplifies the audit process, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of data throughout its lifecycle.

The digital clean room concept borrows from the practices of physical clean rooms used in manufacturing and scientific research, where the environment is controlled to eliminate any contamination. Similarly, Truvity's digital clean room ensures that digital assets are kept in a pristine state, free from unauthorised access and tampering, thereby safeguarding the data's integrity and the organisation's reputation.

3. Advanced Access Management: Seamless Integration and Control

The seamless integration of key management services via client-preferred PKI systems and identity provider services like Auth0 and Microsoft Entra represents a leap forward in access management technology in an environment where access to sensitive data must be meticulously controlled. This combination facilitates a granular control over who has access to the data stored within a system like the corporate flat wallet, enabling organisations to manage permissions efficiently. By dictating access levels based on the roles and responsibilities of individual users, the system ensures that sensitive information is accessible only to authorised personnel, thereby enhancing the overall security posture of the organisation.

This level of advanced access management is crucial in today’s environment, where data breaches and unauthorised access can have devastating, and extremely costly, consequences. By employing a robust system that combines key management and identity provider services, businesses can ensure that it can maintain strict control over their digital assets, instilling confidence among stakeholders and compliance with regulatory standards.

4. Automated Access Through Tagging: Efficiency Meets Security

Further refining the access management process, businesses can opt to implement an innovative tagging system that automates the accessibility of digital assets and credentials. When being implemented as part of the corporate flat wallet and alongside other technologies described above, each user and file can be assigned specific tags, dictating their access rights in an automated, efficient manner. This system, powered by machine-readable information and file types, ensures that digital assets are instantly accessible to users bearing the corresponding tags, streamlining the management process while bolstering security measures.

The tagging system is a huge step forward in user-friendliness and security. By automating access based on predefined criteria, the platform significantly reduces the potential for human error, ensuring that only those with the correct permissions can access sensitive data. This approach not only simplifies the workflow for managing digital assets but also ensures a higher level of security and compliance with regulatory standards.

5. The Truvity API: Making a Whole from these Parts

Truvity's API platform combines all these technologies into a unified solution that meets the challenges of modern data asset and identity management head-on. Recognizing the complexities associated with next-generation protocols and regulations such as eIDAS 2.0 compliance, Truvity has crafted a platform that sits between traditional database architectures and your company’s data distribution network. The API offers a comprehensive, modular suite of services that are compatible with a broad spectrum of open and regulatory standards (such as W3C VC Data Models or mDL ISO/IEC 18013-5:2021 for the creation of verifiable credentials, DIDCOMM or OpenID4VCI for data exchange, or DocuSign and eIDAS 2.0 for legally binding material, and many more), capable of catering to diverse use cases.

More than just a set of features, Truvity provides an essential developer support framework designed to ensure that implementing its security measures and functionalities is as straightforward as possible. This holistic approach demonstrates Truvity’s understanding of the nuanced challenges facing organisations in the digital age, offering a path forward that is secure, compliant, and tailored to the specific needs of its users.

By embracing concepts such as the corporate flat wallet, the digital clean room, advanced access management, and the power of tagging, we can look forward to a new standard for what is possible in the realm of digital transactions and identity verification. As businesses and organisations navigate the complexities of the digital landscape, Truvity stands ready to lead the way, offering a secure, efficient, and compliant pathway to managing digital identities and assets in the 21st century.

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