LEGIC and PassiveBolt to expand usage of self-sovereign identity

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PassiveBolt and LEGIC Identsystems have announced a partnership to expand the adoption of self-sovereign identity (SSI) into the industries that LEGIC supplies, such as access control, mobility, smart city, industrial IoT and more.

According to the companies, by embedding native support for decentralized ID (DID) and verifiable credentials at the semiconductor level, all products and solutions based on LEGIC Security Modules and the LEGIC Security Platform will be capable of supporting self-sovereign identity to unlock its many benefits.

“SSI is undeniably the future of digital identity,” said Kabir Maiga, CEO, PassiveBolt. “Yet, to realize its full potential, foundational building blocks need to be firmly established.

“Our collaboration with LEGIC not only fills this gap but also sets in motion the integration of SSI into the vast expanse of the IoT and beyond.”

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The companies say that this endeavor leverages foundational building blocks in the form of a verifiable registry from the NFID Foundation – an SSI consortium established and governed by the security industry.

LEGIC chips and modules will natively support the DID registry from the NFID Foundation, as well as PassiveBolt’s KeyShare SSI platform, paving the way for more robust, secure and seamless identity solutions.

“By integrating PassiveBolt’s SSI technologies into the LEGIC Security Platform, we are fast-tracking the industry into a new era of user-centric digital identity with increased security, privacy and interoperability,” said Felix Puetz, Head of Business Unit Mobility and Smart City at LEGIC.

“This is especially relevant for smart mobility solutions where shared vehicles, secure eCharging as well as access to critical city infrastructure demands the highest levels of security and user authentication based on automated trusted services.”

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