This clearly follows the path of what has been already announced by Microsoft for using blockchain to manage, protect and validate identities.

A new form of identity, called Decentralized Identity, is under way to help developer to validate identities.

You can start using these API’s (based on the W3C CCG draft specifications – by using the samples and documentation available here

This will help authenticating and validating various identity scenarios, from user to document validation (such as driving license or diploma)