iSHARE is a collaborative effort to improve conditions for data-sharing for organisations aiming to collaborate in a data space. The functional scope of the iSHARE Trust Framework focuses on topics of identification, authentication and authorisation.

Reader's guide

  • iSHARE's introductory section describes the Framework's starting points: its goals, the guiding principles and the governance of the Trust Framework;

  • The 'releases' section describes the release notes, planning of future releases and version history of the iSHARE Trust Framework;

  • The 'main aspects of the iSHARE Trust Framework' section summarises the most important functionality of the Framework, roles, and the technical, operational and legal provisions enabling it;

  • The 'use cases' section showcases the key functionalities in four use cases;

  • The 'detailed descriptions' section explains the in-depth Functional, Technical, Legal and Operational agreements that, together, improve data-sharing;

  • The Trust Framework concludes with the 'glossary and legal notices' section;

Within the iSHARE Trust Framework documentation, the following notational conventions apply:

  • The keywords 'MUST', 'MUST NOT', 'REQUIRED', 'SHALL', 'SHALL NOT', 'SHOULD', 'SHOULD NOT', 'RECOMMENDED', 'MAY', and 'OPTIONAL' in this document are to be interpreted as described in IETF RFC 2119 whenever this note is at the top of the chapter:

    • This part of the iSHARE Trust Framework is considered normative and is therefore compliant with RFC 2119.

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