You can do lots of things with Solid accounts.
What exactly? 🤔
Well, this really depends on whether you take the view of an end-user or a company.
Here, we take the perspective of the end user.
For end users, a Solid account is basically a portable and virtual data vault to which you can login using the method that you desire. The vault is virtual because your data can be stored in any of the pods that is connected to your WebID.
At use.id, we do not let users browse through their data in their pods. We do not aim to be the one stop shop for users to view and edit their data. We leave this functionality to specific applications (i.e. our customers).
Be that as it may, we do let users download all their data, get an overview of which data stores are connected and show who has access to what.
People can use their WebID to login to several different apps. Below you can see an example of how Tom can use his WebID to several of his apps.
After you have logged in, you can easily share data with this application.
Users can also take a look of what app has access to what data. They can also decide to revoke access.
Updated about 2 months ago