Azure AD verifiable credentials to integrate Jumio Identity Verification to enable ‘verify once, use everywhere’ functionality


Jumio to integrate its AI-based identity verification solution with Microsoft Azure AD verifiable credentials. (Credit: Jumio)

Jumio has collaborated with Microsoft to launch the latter’s Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) verifiable credentials to help offer self-service enrolment and quick onboarding of remote users.

Azure AD verifiable credentials offer a platform for the digital validation of customised verifiable credentials that can be used by employees, vendors, contractors, or customers in various scenarios.

Jumio provides artificial intelligence (AI) powered end-to-end identity verification and electronic know your customer (eKYC) solutions. Apart from the company, Microsoft has partnered with other identity verification providers such as Acuant, Idemia, Socure, Onfido, and others.

According to Jumio, by collaborating with companies like it, Microsoft will help organisations in verifying a wide range of attributes. These include identity documents and electronic data while providing more control to individuals over who can access their information.

After the credentials are verified, they can be used for proving an identity across various organisations, said Jumio. This will help speed up the process of onboarding users, provide access to apps, or facilitate a more reliable credential recovery experience, said the company.

Jumio CEO Robert Prigge said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Microsoft in defining the future of digital identity and to be part of Microsoft’s verified identity solution, enabling modern enterprises to add a critical layer of trust with decentralised and reusable digital identity.”

End users carrying out an identity verification for the first time using Jumio and Azure AD verifiable credentials will see a special digital certificate created in their digital wallets. The certificate can be later used for providing to another party and for verifying the user identity without the user having to scan his or her government ID and selfie again.

By leveraging AI, machine learning, and biometrics, Jumio Identity Verification is said to bring automation to the verification process. This enables firms to enhance conversion rates, adhere to anti-money laundering (AML) and KYC regulations, and improve fraud detection.

Microsoft identity division programme management partner director Sue Bohn said: “Verifiable credentials will revolutionize the way we grant access to information.

“Organisations will be able to verify identity information quickly with solutions like Jumio Identity Verification, while individuals will be able to own and control their credentials.”