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IOTA Foundation along with initial launch partners, Jaguar Land Rover, STMicroelectronics, EDAG, RIDDLE&CODE, NTT DATA Romania, ETO GRUPPE and BiiLabs, announces global, open-source framework for smart device access control able to manage billions of machines
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Today, we are excited to announce the launch of IOTA Access, an open-source DLT framework for building policy-based access control systems and enabling pay-per-use functionalities at the edge. IOTA Access is designed to bring fine-grained access control to any machine, device, or building without relying on a centralized system or requiring a constant internet connection.
Access is all about enabling services and security at scale. If there’s a device that can offer a service, then Access can be built into it to automate that service through embedded access control policies. This allows device users and owners to grant or request access to their device, or data stream, in a remote, permissionless, contactless, and auditable manner. Without decentralizing access control in an efficient peer-to-peer manner, we will continue to have our data, our devices, and our daily lives controlled by centralized institutions.
There is a necessary balance between decentralized technologies and semi-centralized management processes. Without this balance, trust in technology and how it is used in a global society is eroded. In the case of access control, we would have instances, where car owners get locked out of their own vehicles, and homeowners get locked out of their own homes. Key capabilities must be decentralized to ensure technology can be used for the betterment of humanity, in a trusted, secure, and open fashion.
With IOTA Access, the focus is to develop with an embedded first approach, in the smallest and lightest way possible, by allowing pay-per-use or access service models to be hardware-enforced. If you build ...
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