Keio University and Fujitsu demonstrate tech to streamline management of digital identity data for student services


The Keio Research Institute at SFC and Fujitsu has announced Japan's first successful field trials of a self-sovereign identity technology conducted between March 17 and April 12. The new technology facilitates the distribution of digitally managed information attributable to individuals (digital identity) between different organizations and services by using an interconnected identity platform.

In the trial, a digital student ID issued for the trial via Keio University's Next-Generation Digital Identity Platform was converted by an identity conversion gateway developed by Fujitsu to test the use of different online services linked to an identity platform that uses Fujitsu's digital identity exchange ("IDentitY eXchange") technology.

Fujitsu and the Keio Research Institute at SFC confirmed during the trial that the required information of students could be disclosed to the different services and the information was shared correctly. Put into practical use, this system allows users to link personal information issued by companies, universities, and local governments with various services, delivering a wider range of convenient services linked to students' digital identities. Possible usage includes offering student discount services for travel agencies or providing job hunting and recruitment support tailored to students' needs after graduation.

Based on the results of the trials, Keio Research Institute at SFC and Fujitsu established the "Trusted Internet Architecture Laboratory" on Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus as a joint research base for designing architectures and developing technologies for the secure use of Internet services leveraging the new digital identity technology.

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There's no difference between this and the infrastructure for China's social credit...

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I love it when companies explain streamlined products with complicated diagrams.

'Self-Sovereign' identities are ones where you can control access to your data. In theory they increase trust.

To be honest, I think this stuff was all easier when we just had a Student ID photocard and everyone used paper.

It does seem like a lot of tech that will fall over when the power goes off, denying you your discounted doughnut from the Library cafeteria. Apparently younger persons with iThings glued to their hands care more about this sort of thing than my generation do. Perhaps they will happily embrace it. I am no fan of increasing our reliance on 'digital', which is generally less resilient than 'physical' and too easily excludes people.

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Just because one can, doesn't mean they should.

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Ugh digital identity... social credit linked to cbdc. .. thanks but no thanks.

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In my country I used similar system 20 years ago. So it was something that was shared between all scholar organizations. Later it was connected with central government e-services. And may I add I am not from China or similar totalitarian country and there in no social credit or similar thing involved so before starting commenting nonsense just use your favorite search engine and search for LDAP, because this is nothing more than that.

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The simplicity of the diagram is an indication of the efficacy of the plan.

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