HALO is a system of components for implementing decentralized identity designed around privacy, security, and collaboration requirements.
- The HALO application is a software wallet that contains user identities, secrets (i.e.: private keys), other credentials.
- The HALO SDK is part of the DXOS client library and provides user authentication, identity, and contact management capabilities.
- The HALO protocol supports the verification, transport, and exchange of identity information between networked peers.
The HALO application also acts as a secure vault where all ECHO data is physically stored on behalf of the user and their applications. Read more about local vault topology.
- Public/private key-pair authentication mechanism integrated into ECHO
- Passwordless log in
- Local-first credentials and key storage
- Multi-device synchronization of identities, credentials, ECHO spaces
- Paper-key identity recovery
Establishing user identity
There are three ways a user can establish their identity (login) with HALO on any given device.
- Create a new identity
- Use an identity from another device
- Recover an identity using a seed phrase
Open https://halo.dxos.org and you will be guided through the options.
How to read the HALO identity in code: