Microsoft Decentralized Identities API Available Now

Microsoft has rolled out its decentralized identities (DID) API to allow developers create an identity for a user, application, organization, or anything else.

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line and in a recent move the company has rolled out its decentralized identities (DID) API to allow developers create an identity for a user, application, organization, or anything else.
 
You can start using these API’s by using the samples and documentation available here: https://didproject.azurewebsites.net/
 
“Each of us needs a digital identity we own, one which securely and privately stores all elements of our digital identity. The self-owned identity must seamlessly integrate into our lives and give us complete control over how our identity data is accessed and used.” wrote the company in its whitepaper.
 
 
Source: Microsoft 
 
According to the company, registering a Decentralized Identifier (DID) means creating a unique identifier on a distributed ledger and then, associating it with one or more public keys. You can prove you are the owner/controller of a DID to anyone you choose, as long as you possess the corresponding private key(s). DIDs form the foundation of decentralized identity.
 
To learn more, you can visit the DEVELOPER DOCS.