Getting Started with Sovrin

Behind the Sovrin Foundation is a codebase precisely designed to enable true digital self-sovereign identity (SSI). In accordance with the decentralized nature of blockchain technology, this codebase is open source and receives contribution from people all around the world.

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The Sovrin Foundation is a proud member of Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation Project. The Sovrin Foundation uses Hyperledger Indy as the codebase for the Sovrin Network and contributed the initial Indy code for the project.

The Sovrin Foundation remains a leading contributor to Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa projects under the Hyperledger umbrella.

Hyperledger Indy provides the tools, libraries and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications and any other silo. The Sovrin network is a deployment of Hyperledger Indy that is compatible with any Hyperledger Aries identity agent.

Hyperledger Aries provides a shared, reusable, interoperable tool kit designed for initiatives and solutions focused on creating, transmitting and storing verifiable digital credentials. It is infrastructure for blockchain-rooted, peer-to-peer interactions. It includes a shared cryptographic wallet for blockchain clients as well as a communications protocol for allowing off-ledger interaction between those clients. This project consumes the cryptographic support provided by Hyperledger Ursa, to provide secure secret management and decentralized key management functionality.