LinkedIn Deploys New Secure Identity Verification For All Members

All LinkedIn members are getting a boost in secure identity verification, as the networking platform deployed new measures that will be offered free of charge.

The platform announced three new identity measures for users, which join previous security methods deployed by LinkedIn in October 2022.

Announced April 12, LinkedIn will now allow users to verify their identity with the secure identity platform CLEAR, which can be displayed on their profile beginning this month. Users will need to provide a U.S. government-issued ID and phone number for verification.

Along with CLEAR, users will also be able to verify where they work using their company email. Currently available to 50 million members worldwide and more than 4,000 companies, the measure is designed to ensure each profile is authentic.

LinkedIn also partnered with Microsoft, which enables the use of the Entra Verified ID platform. Microsoft announced the collaboration on April 12, as well, noting that Verified ID is designed to be easy for users and able to digitally verify users’ identity, including education, skills and workplace affiliation.

The tool is built on open standards for decentralized identity through a “triangle of trust” model, or three parties: the issuer, holder and verifier. As an issuer, a company could cryptographically sign a digital credential and provide it to workforce members as a digital employee ID, for example.

In short, the Microsoft tool issues digital workplace IDs for free and will let employees display the verification on their profile.

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