Solid: Your data, your choice.
Advancing Web standards to empower individuals and groups.
Solid is a specification that lets individuals and groups store their data securely in decentralized data stores called Pods. Pods are like secure web servers for data. When data is stored in a Pod, its owners control which people and applications can access it.
Your Pod: All your data, under your control
Any kind of data can be stored in a Solid Pod, from structured data to regular files that you might store in a Google Drive or Dropbox folder. Individuals and groups can grant or revoke access to any slice of their data as needed.
Fully interoperable standards
All data in a Solid Pod is stored and accessed using standard, open, and interoperable data formats and protocols. Solid uses a common, shared way of describing things and their relationships to one another that different applications can understand. This gives Solid the unique ability to allow different applications to work with the same data.
Share it safely
Anyone or anything that accesses data in a Solid Pod uses a unique ID, authenticated by a decentralized extension of OpenID Connect. Solid's access control system uses these IDs to determine whether a person, group, or application has access to a resource in a Pod.
Solid creates interoperable ecosystems of applications and data
Data stored in Solid Pods can power ecosystems of interoperable applications where individuals and groups are free to use their data seamlessly across different applications and services.