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A Decentralized IIoT Identity Framework based on Self-Sovereign Identity using Blockchain

Dixit, A., Smith-Creasey, M. & Rajarajan, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5814-9922 (2022). A Decentralized IIoT Identity Framework based on Self-Sovereign Identity using Blockchain. In: 2022 IEEE 47th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN). 47th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 26-29 Sep 2022, Edmonton, Canada. doi: 10.1109/LCN53696.2022.9843700


The fundamental requirement for interaction between digital entities is a secure and privacy-preserving digital identity infrastructure. Traditional approaches rely heavily on centralized architectural components such as Certificate Authorities (CAs) and credential storage databases that have drawbacks like a single point of failure, attack prone honeypot databases and poor scalability. Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a novel decentralized digital identity model that uses Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs). In this work, we propose a novel decentralized identity framework for Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) based on SSI model. The proposed framework is implemented on two blockchain platforms namely Ethereum and Hyperledger Indy to study the underlying overheads.

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Publisher Keywords: Industry 4.0; Internet of Things; Self-Sovereign Identity; Blockchain
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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