In June 2021, the EU Commission presented a new draft on eIDAS regulation. The aim is to provide all citizens and businesses in the EU with digital wallets with which they can not only identify and authenticate themselves, but also store a variety of other documents (such as diplomas) and present them in a verifiable manner. In recent months, a group of experts has now presented a first outline for the architecture of an “eIDAS Toolbox” describing the reference architecture.
The current version of the toolbox of the revised eIDAS regulation already defined new roles within the framework as well as their functions.
In the graphic below we reorganised and regrouped the stakeholders to map the requirements for the eIDAS toolbox architecture onto a SSI framework (Self-Sovereign Identity framework). The graphic shows very clearly how well the requirements for the eIDAS toolbox can be implemented with SSI technology. This is also supported by the paper “Digital Identity: Leveraging the SSI Concept to Build trust” by the European Union agency for cybersecurity ENISA.
We also added the arrow from the different issuers to the trust registries, since they need to provide information to these registries.
Until the end of the year member states are now requested by the EU Commission to implement first pilot use cases on top of the reference architecture. We expect many member states to implement use cases on top of an architecture similar to above graphic.
We used the graphic below as basis for our infographic, which was published as part of the current eIDAS Toolbox document on page 8.
We would be delighted to hear your feedback. Do you think the reorganisation makes sense? Which roles or functions are missing?
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