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Getting Started with Self-Sovereign Identity (LFS178x)

The new wave of digitization has put digital identity, what used to be mostly behind-the-scenes work, and the flaws of current identity systems, under the spotlight. Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) has emerged as a concept and guiding principles of how we should build the next generation of the Internet by putting users at the center of their identities and data. It is also a movement led by technologists to build open Internet protocols and compliant technology aligned with SSI principles. On its way to becoming a key piece of the Internet infrastructure, SSI will soon reach most people’s lives and businesses, making it important for everyone to learn what it is and how it is going to influence us. This course will provide the knowledge and understanding you need to figure out what you want to do with self-sovereign identity next.

Who Is It For

This course is designed for business and government decision makers looking to understand SSI and make decisions about it; technologists seeking to get a high level overview of SSI, and professionals wanting to understand how digital identity systems work and how SSI is making a difference. Computer literacy on an everyday level is required for a better understanding of the concepts presented in this course.
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What You’ll Learn

This course starts by providing an understanding of the complexity of identity systems and how they work in simple terms. It discusses the evolution of digital identity systems through the era of SSI. The course explains the concept of self-sovereign identity and how it works at a high level, with a focus on strategic thinking about how SSI can help solve real-world business problems. It will also help you conduct further research on SSI initiatives by yourselves. You will understand the initial investments/efforts needed to get started with SSI in your organization and will learn how to avoid misconceptions around SSI.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will prepare you to have informed business discussions around digital identity, and particularly self-sovereign identity, with a good understanding about how identity systems work and influence our lives. It will also enable you to identify innovative ideas and solutions for leveraging SSI, and better position you for further technical learning around digital identity.
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Course Outline
Welcome to LFS178x!
Chapter 1. The Basics of Identity and Digital Identity
Chapter 2. The Evolution of Identity Systems
Chapter 3. Introduction to Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
Chapter 4. SSI for Real-World Problems
Chapter 5. The Growing Global Adoption of SSI
Chapter 6. Key Considerations for Implementing SSI
Chapter 7. Other Key Things to Know
Final Exam (Verified track only)

Mar 2023
Valuable information that is well synthesized.
Mar 2023
I liked the fact that there were practical examples and follow-ups, backed with links and usage scenarios.
Feb 2023
It was nice to include references to other sources, such as standards, work in progress, etc.
Dec 2022
I liked the fact that all this was nicely collected in one place. I've been trying to follow SSI/VC, but this was the first time I was able to get a crash course on the foundational stuff, and that was great and well worth the time.
Dec 2022
A lot of very good content. I feel it was curated with a lot of care. I trust the name of the Linux foundation, it was time well spent getting up to date on the topic.