Frequently Asked Questions
A shielding key is a cryptographic key pair that is generated randomly and protected by the user password. Its public key is used by the Litentry TEE worker to encrypt user-sensitive information when passing back the data. It is used to encrypt all the data in the communication between the user and the Litentry Parachain. The shielding key is generated in the user’s local environment and used isolate sensitive user data from the IDHub server and all other third parties. Overall, it is an extra layer of security on top of your main account, used exclusively to encrypt your data for transmission and ensure only you or the Enclaves can decrypt it.
Set shielding key
- Sign in with your Substrate or EVM wallet
- Go to My Identity
- Click on “Account is not protected”
- Dialog pops up
- set your shielding key with a strong password
Identity linking refers to the process of linking a Web2.0 or Web3 identity with their Litentry or Litmus parachain address. An identity graph records the sensitive relationships between the different accounts of a user. It is used for mapping the user’s aggregated identity through any of the associated crypto addresses. The IDHub aims to provide the tool to generate a trustless identity graph that can be used for generating verifiable identity data for Web3 products and services.
- Set shielding key (See above)
- Go to My Identity
- Click on Link accounts
- For web3 accounts
- Select substrate or evm account
- Sign the challenge code with your account-to-be-linked
- Sign the transaction with your main address
- Link Discord (If you are unsuccessful during campaign launch, wait until traffic is less)
- Link Twitter (If you are unsuccessful during campaign launch, wait until traffic is less)
Read the explainer below to make sure you are copying the exact link for proving your discord identity.
Think of verifiable credentials as digital versions of real-life documents or qualifications, like passports, driver's licenses, or academic degrees. These credentials enable you to prove your identity, qualifications, or other personal information in a secure and privacy-preserving manner. Verifiable credentials play a crucial role in the Web3 ecosystem, as they offer several key benefits:
Enhanced Privacy: Users can selectively share only the necessary information with verifiers, maintaining their privacy and reducing unnecessary data exposure.
Greater Trust: Verifiable credentials are issued by trusted entities and verified cryptographically, ensuring authenticity and increasing trust between users and verifiers.
Interoperability: Standardized data models and protocols enable seamless interaction between different systems, platforms, and organizations, promoting broader adoption of verifiable credentials.