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Buyer's Compass
By Anne Bailey

Decentralized Identity

Decentralized identity solutions - sometimes referred to as blockchain ID - are developing into a viable segment in IAM. Because the market segment is still very heterogeneous and gaining maturity, selecting a vendor to provide decentralized ID solutions should be done with care. This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass will equip you with key criteria and questions to help select an appropriate vendor.
By Anne Bailey

1 How to Use the Buyer´s Compass

This KuppingerCole Buyer’s Compass on decentralized identity solutions provides information about

  • Use Cases
  • Functional Selection Criteria
  • Non- ...
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2 Market Segments Defined

Decentralized ID is a sub-category of traditional Identity and Access Management (IAM) in response to the development of blockchain technologies and t ...

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3 Top 5 Use Cases

The top five use cases are listed below in table 1.

Use Case Description
ID Management Government entities and financial instit ...
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4 Top 20 Selection Criteria - Functional

When considering a new product, there are many factors to assess. This Buyer’s Compass has identified the top 20 functional criteria to look at when ...

In later stages of the evaluation process, there will be other functional criteria that become relevant. However, the criteria listed above remain cen ...

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5 Top 10 Selection Criteria – Non-functional

In addition to the functional criteria listed above, there are non-functional criteria to consider. These considerations deal with the organizational ...

As stated previously, there will be more criteria to consider at later stages of the evaluation process.

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6 Use Cases / Selection Criteria Matrix

Having identified the most important use cases and selection criteria for vendors of decentralized identity solutions, this section provides a matrix ...

KuppingerCole Advisory Services can support you with adapting criteria to your specific requirements and further services around selecting the appropr ...

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7 Top 5 Prerequisites - Technical

Your organization should be equipped with the appropriate foundation to support a decentralized identity solution. These technical prerequisites shoul ...

We recommend that organizations look for points of strategic overlap, such as data management, and leverage this when preparing for a decentralized id ...

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8 Top 10 Prerequisites - Organizational

The organizational components play a large role in determining the success of new projects. Do not neglect the following organizational prerequisites ...

Organizations can fall prey to the blockchain hype, and integrate this technology when it does not align with the organization’s goals, use cases, o ...

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9 Top 10 Questions to ask the Vendors

In addition to requesting information about the solution’s features, there are other critical questions to ask vendors. This list provides a guide t ...

These are a sampling of the many possible questions to ask vendors. For further assistance, KuppingerCole Advisory Services helps clients in the vendo ...

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