Different applications related to administrative services can be run on that single infrastructure that the EU wants to build.
In order to test your conformance with EBSI, you will find here two useful tools that will help you navigate the EBSI Verifiable Credentials Profile containing all the technical standards and the specifications.
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Your identitiy is who you are.
Your data is under your control.
The purpose is to implement a generic and interoperable Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) framework, defining the necessary specifications and to build the supporting services and capabilities that will allow citizens to create, control, and use their own digital identity (including identification, authentication, and many others types of Identity related information) without having to rely on a single, centralised authority. ESSIF is a part of a broader ecosystem on decentralised identity and will interact with other systems and platforms of public and private organisations.
A cross-border infraestructure.
EBSI has been designed under five principles: public and permissioned, scalable, open, sustainable and interoperable.
EBSI provides a common, shared and open infrastructure based on blockchain technologies aimed at providing a secure and interoperable ecosystem that will enable the development of cross-border digital services in the public sector.
EBSI has been built as a "public and permissioned" blockchain where nodes are authorized and identified and public consultation is allowed to interested sectors.
Not all EBSI nodes necessarily have write permission. The blockchain will contain the information necessary to, for example, send identity-linked diplomas, but will not store any sensitive data itself. Version 1 of the EBSI infrastructure has been tested during 2020 and Spain immediately installed three nodes that it maintains operational.
A few months ago the EBSI v.2 was configured and with it the use cases already worked on and other new ones will be put into production
A cross-border interchange
Nine cross-border use cases are being worked on at EBSI. Spain has especially developed the case of "Sovereign digital identity (European Self-Sovereign Identity ESSIF)", which allows European citizens to manage their identity data and the case of "Diplomas" through which a citizen can present the verifiable credential of their degrees at any European University or any company that requests it.
In the future, all public services such as permits, grant applications, notarial deeds, smart contracts will use blockchain technology. EBSI is a great opportunity for Europe and the Member States to rethink their information systems, promote user trust and personal data protection, help create new business opportunities and establish new areas of leadership, benefiting citizens , public services and organizations.