WordPreSSI is an authentication plugin enabling SSI/eSSI Verifiable Credentials for logging into WordPress sites, which currently power 39% of websites at global level.
The WordPreSSI plugin:
- gives back to users the control over their own data, ensuring a privacy-by design, decentralized and passwordless login system; it enables simpler and more secure Internet transactions: users will login minimizing the sharing of personal data and without relying on centralized parties for storage and management.
- significantly increases security for all WordPress sites. With the current system, all the WordPress sites have repository of usernames and password, which are subject to serious risk of hacking. With our plugin, passwords will no longer be stored on the servers as credentials are passed at the start of user sessions via VC.
- gives the community of open source developers the opportunity to extend the plugin with other functionalities.
To encourage adoption of SSI among users, some bridges are needed between the old and the new way of handling identities. Thus, a relevant social impact is expected from this project, as WordPress currently powers 39% of websites at global level.
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