Bitcoin-powered smart contract platform RSK announced the launch of rLogin, a unified digital identity solution that enables users to have complete control over their data and digital identity.
RSK Introduces Robust Digital Identity Solution rLogin
In a recent announcement, RSK unveiled blockchain-enabled digital identity solution dubbed rLogin that allows web application developers to integrate distributed ledger technologies into their projects.
For the uninitiated, rLogin is part of the wider RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) suite of tools. Notably, the solution is natively integrated with the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, thereby enabling users of rLogin-enabled applications the power to use their cryptocurrency wallets to authenticate, store, and porting their data across various Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 applications.
More importantly, rLogin also gives an opportunity to developers to build their own digital identity without any dependence on big tech or financial institutions that can, as they please, de-platform anyone from their platform without facing any repercussions.
In addition, rLogin also ensures that users’ data is not being leaked or sold to third-party vendors without their consent.
Some of the major benefits for an application integrating with rLogin are:
1) An interactive front-end that can be used with any blockchain wallet the users chooses. This also includes a pre-designed user experience for registration and login.
2) A back-end, that also serves as a Decentralized Identifier (DID) to authenticate users by their wallet addresses
3) A registration model that helps users to access their data stored in Data Vault — rLogin’s user-centric cloud storage
4) Full compatibility with W3C SSI standards: Decentralized Identifiers (DID) and Verifiable Credentials (VC)
Sure, there may exist a few similar services in the market for Ethereum but what makes RIF stand out is that it is the first to deliver a comprehensive solution for integrating self-sovereign decentralized identity into an application with native compatibility to both Ethereum and Bitcoin (via RSK).
As far as wallet integrations are concerned, rLogin is already integrated with numerous reputable wallets, such as Metamask, Nifty, Liquality and WalletConnect. There are plans to introduce support for more wallets soon.
Commenting on the development, RIF Identity Product Owner, Milton Berman noted:
“rLogin is a huge step towards achieving Self-Sovereign Identity while simplifying the way to interact with the blockchain. We are very excited to see these integrations giving users the flexibility to control their own data and move their crypto assets and reputation across platforms.”
Staying true to its ethos of decentralized, RIF’s rLogin is free and open-source so as to enable any developer to integrate rLogin into their application via the exhaustive toolset available on Github.
There are several options for web integration developers to choose from — authentication without a back-end, authentication with a back-end, or authentication requesting user-credentials.
In order to further democratize participation in fine-tuning rLogin, RSK invites developers to learn more about the application from the list of supporting documentation through its Developer Portal. In addition, RSK can also offer support and assistance from the RIF Identity tea via an open Slack channel.