Decentralized Identity Foundation


DIF members are developing industry standards and open source technical components with a shared goal towards interoperability.

Organizations can join as Members or Contributors. See the differences here

Individuals with no direct employment can join using the Feedback Agreement. Learn more here

Foundations / Agencies Please get in touch via [email protected]

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Compare membership benefits using the Participation Matrix

Associate member


Price Tiered Free
Limitations - up to 1000 employees
Eligible for Steering Committee Election Yes No
Eligible for a WG Chair Election Yes Yes
May contribute to specifications (technical requirements, review comments) Yes Yes
May initiate and support a work item Yes Yes
May make technical contributions to specifications Yes Yes
Participate in consensus Yes Yes
Participate in Supermajority vote Yes Yes
Attend Working Group meetings Yes* Yes*
Attend Open Group meetings Yes Yes
Attend special in person events / seminars Yes No
Access to services
Use Instant messaging Yes Yes
Contribute on WG mailing lists Yes Yes
Join working group VoIP calls Yes Yes
PR and commit on GitHub Yes Yes
Membership Benefits
Logo on Website Yes No
Company news in Newsletter Yes No
Post on Jobboard Yes No
Attend Industry vertical meetings Yes No
Present on Webinars Yes No
DIF member meetings Yes Limited/No
Join DIF as
Member or as Contributor
Fill out the form and complete the personalized DocuSign


The Feedback Agreement is designed for the Decentralized Identity Foundation to invite individual contributors to DIF Working Groups, free of charge. The contributions are provided on an individual basis, not as a representative of an organization or company (No full time employment). Regardless of freelance status, check with legal department of your clients to make sure this agreement would be actionable.

To join, fill out the form and complete the personalized DocuSign.

Feedback Agreement

(you CANNOT use this option if you are a full-time employee or executive officer of an entity, regardless of for-profit/non-profit status).