The Ethereum Foundation (EF) and the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) support a proposed system for secure login with Ethereum from the decentralized identity software company Spruce.
Spruce’s system was chosen after EF and ENS submitted a Request for Proposal in July asking developers and software companies to propose a login package that uses Oauth – an open standard for access authorization.
In an announcement made on September 13, the company said it wanted to give users control of their own online identities and offered an alternative to sharing their personal information with Google, Apple and Facebook.
Spruce noted that the Ethereum ecosystem “already has tens of millions of monthly active wallet users signing with their cryptographic keys for financial transactions, community governance and more,” added:
“The security of these wallets has been proven by billions of dollars in digital assets – not theoretical security, but actual tests during production. These secure wallets can also be used to log into Web2 services. “
Spruce will work closely with ENS and the Ethereum Foundation to ensure their solution is compatible with existing standards used across the Ethereum ecosystem, stressing that “the end result will be user-friendly”.
“By standardizing this workflow, millions of Ethereum users can use digital identities that they have complete control over to seamlessly access the web,” the team assures.
Spruce added that it has started providing an overview of best practices, user research, draft specifications, and implementation references.
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In July, Cointelegraph reported that the crypto payments and identity management platform Numio has developed an app that allows users to verify their identity using web services without submitting any sensitive information. Numio’s system uses zero-knowledge proofs to cryptographically verify data.