PingOne Neo also provides organizations with identity verification capabilities and the capability to issue credentials for users to store in their wallet app and verify user data with access to:

PingOne Credentials
PingOne Credentials is a service that allows issuers to customize and issue verifiable digital credentials that users can store in their wallet app with no code required.
PingOne Verify
PingOne Verify is a service that enables secure user identity verification based on a government-issued document and live face capture (a selfie) using the PingOne Verify Integration Kit. For more information, see PingOne Verify Integration Kit.
PingOne Neo SDK
PingOne Neo SDK provides embedded identity verification and a digital wallet into your mobile applications. PingOne Neo SDK works with PingOne Verify and PingOne Credentials. Android and iOS are both supported.

What is decentralized identity and why is it important?

Traditionally, users have to authenticate with more than one IdP requesting various types of information. This leads to an unsustainable situation in which personally identifiable information (PII) is spread across multiple IdPs, leaving remnants of data in multiple places. User data can quickly become out-of-date, and users are left with little or no control over their identity data.

Decentralized identity focuses on giving control of personal data back to the individual. The foundation of decentralized identity is that individuals can store identity-related data in a digital wallet on a mobile device so that they can keep that information updated and share exactly what data they want — down to the attribute — with businesses and other individuals. Personal information is stored with the user only, and the user controls how their information is collected and shared.

Businesses also benefit under this model because decentralized identity enables companies to better protect customer privacy, improve the user experience, and alleviate the challenges associated with collecting personal data. Businesses only need to receive and maintain the minimum amount of user data necessary, and only after obtaining the user's permission.

The decentralized identity model is different from the traditional model. With decentralized identity, the organizations that issue information that users can store and share have no connection to the organizations that the user can choose to share that independently verifiable data with, thereby enabling increased privacy and boosting identity verification.

Using PingOne Neo

How data issuers use PingOne Neo

Issuers only hold information relevant to the service they provide. They can use PingOne Credentials to create and issue verifiable credentials and develop their own app that runs the PingOne Neo SDK for ultimate customization.

Verifiable credentials can be created for a number of use cases, such as:

  • A state or province-issued driving license
  • A national ID card or passport
  • An educational institution holding your transcripts to issue proof of qualifications
  • A store wanting to issue a loyalty card
  • A medical provider to issue a vaccination certificate
How data verifiers use PingOne Neo

A verifier can be any organization that wants to verify your identity, qualifications, or certifications, such as your date of birth, driver license, or proof of medical records.

Verifiers request verification information from a user to continue an interaction. Information verification requests could include:

  • A bar or liquor store requesting proof of age
  • An event organizer checking someone has a valid ticket

A typical verification flow is initiated from the verification site:

  1. The verifier defines the information request and presents the request to the user through a QR code.
  2. The user opens the information request in their digital wallet by scanning the QR code and approving the fields they want to share.
  3. When the verifier receives the information, they verify the credibility of the user data. If satisfied, the verifier can continue interacting with the user and provide the service requested.
Where do your users fit in?

Users can collect, store, and share their personal information using a digital wallet that's stored on their mobile app. The digital wallet holds a unique private key tied to the individual’s identity.

Users might:

  • Receive digital cards from issuers with verifiable information, such as proof of qualification, loyalty cards, and medical records.
  • Share verified information with verifiers or other individuals who require proof of ID or other identification information.

Your users control what information they share with a verifier, down to the attribute level. For example, if asked for proof of age, rather than sharing their entire driver license, which might contain other sensitive information like their address, they can choose to share only the age attribute.

For more information, see the PingOne Neo website.