Secure Data Storage

Working Group

aka: SDS WG

Scope of Work

Create one or more specifications to establish a foundational layer for secure data storage (including personal data), specifically data models for storage and transport, syntax, data at rest protection, CRUD API, access control, synchronization, and at least a minimum viable HTTP-based interface compatible with W3C DIDs/VCs.

Specs & Projects

The active work items that are underway in the DIF Secure Data Storage Working Group

Decentralized Web Node (DWN)

Formerly known as the Identity Hub, this initiative is to develop a data storage and message relay mechanism that entities can use to locate public or private permissioned data related to a given Decentralized Identifier (DID).

Specification Repo
Encrypted Data Vaults (Archived)

This specification describes a privacy-respecting mechanism for storing, indexing, and retrieving encrypted data at a storage provider. It is often useful when an individual or organization wants to protect data in a way that the storage provider cannot view, analyze, aggregate, or resell the data. This approach also ensures that application data is portable and protected from storage provider data breaches.

Specification Repo


The following DIF members lead the work in this group, contact them for more info on the projects, specs, and development happening within.

Andor Kesselman