IoL Identity

The IoL platform is based on the sharing of entity data in a standard format, where each entity is identified by a world-unique IoL identity.

The IoL identity can be assigned by the data sharing party, or can be automatically assigned by the IoL platform.

The IoL platform also supports the concept of an IoL alias. This is a generic identity that can be used as an alias instead of the actual IoL identity. This is primarily used in preprinted QR codes. IoL aliases can only be assigned by the IoL platform provider.

IoL identity format

The IoL identity consists of the following parts.

IoL identity structure

1. IoL identity

This is the complete unique IoL identification.

2. IoL gateway address

The part of the IoL identity that points to the base URL to where the data is shared.

3. Data owner identification

The part of the IoL identity that identifies the data owner.

4. Entity type

The part of the IoL identity that makes the full IoL identity unique.

5. Unique identifier

The part of the IoL identity that, together with the other parts, makes it unique. This can be a simple counter or a pseudo random value.

IoL alias format

The IoL alias identity consists of the following parts.

IoL alias structure

1. IoL identity

This is the complete unique IoL identification.

2. IoL gateway address

The part of the IoL identity that points to the base URL to where the data is shared.

3. Unique identifier

The part of the IoL identity that, together with the other parts, makes it unique. This is typically a counter with a year prefix.