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Credentials Community Group

The mission of the W3C Credentials Community Group is to explore the creation, storage, presentation, verification, and user control of credentials. We focus on a verifiable credential (a set of claims) created by an issuer about a subject—a person, group, or thing—and seek solutions inclusive of approaches such as: self-sovereign identity; presentation of proofs by the bearer; data minimization; and centralized, federated, and decentralized registry and identity systems. Our tasks include drafting and incubating Internet specifications for further standardization and prototyping and testing reference implementations.

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

final reports / licensing info

date name commitments
Verifiable Claims Use Cases 1.0 Licensing commitments
Verifiable Claims Data Model and Representations 1.0 Licensing commitments

Chairs, when logged in, may publish draft and final reports. Please see report requirements.

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Credentials Community Group Priorities

The W3C Credentials Community Group has identified our priority work items based on community feedback.

Here are the topics and champions (so far):

  • Decentralized Identifiers: Drummond Reed, Manu Sporny, Christopher Allen
  • Lifecycle of a Verifiable Claims: Joe Andrieu, David Chadwick
  • Data Minimization and Selective Disclosure Report: Christopher Allen
  • Verifiable Claims Browser API and Browser Polyfill: Dave Longley, Manu Sporny
  • Verifiable Claims and Attribute Exchange Protocols: David Chadwick
  • Privacy & Security Requirements for Credentials Ecosystem: Christopher Allen, David Chadwick

If you’d like to contribute to these topics, join us at the weekly meeting and on the mailing list.

Note that anyone may join the Credentials Community Group; W3C Membership is not required.

 

Tell us your priorities

The W3C Credentials Community Group in conjunction with the Digital Verification Community Group are in the process of prioritizing work items. Your responses to the poll will enable us to properly prioritize the work items that will drive the technical work.

You do not need to be a W3C member to participate in the poll. Vote now

Data sharing policy: Organization names and votes will be publicly available.

 

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-24

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0076.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to Dan Burnett
  2. WPIG / Verifiable Claims After Action Review
  3. Goals for Next Week’s Meeting
  4. Administrivia for Next Week’s Meeting
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley, Brian Sletten
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Daniel C. Burnett, Brian Sletten, Richard Varn, Shane McCarron, John Tibbetts, Nate Otto, Viktor Haag, Sunny Lee, Carla Casili, Rob Trainer, Matt Collier, Henry Story, David I. Lehn, Stuart Sutton, Deb Everhart, Eric Korb, Dmitriy Nesterkin
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-17

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0019.html
Topics
  1. Current Status of Task Force Proposal
  2. Focus on Use Cases
  3. ToDo Items
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Matt Stone
Present
Matt Stone, Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Alex Jackl, Shane McCarron, Dave Longley, Henry Story, Gregg Kellogg, John Tibbetts, Chris Webber, Rob Trainer, Stuart Sutton, Dmitriy Nesterkin, Viktor Haag, Richard Varn, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-10

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0014.html
Topics
  1. Credentials Task Force in WPIG Update
  2. Tasks for Credentials CG
  3. Linked Data Fast Track WG Update
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Henry Story, Laura Fowler, Rebecca Simmons, Brian Sletten, Gregg Kellogg, Nate Otto, Eric Korb, John Tibbetts, Chris Webber
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-11-03

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Nov/0001.html
Topics
  1. Introductions to New Participants
  2. Work Generated as a Result of W3C TPAC
  3. WebDHT Spec Released
  4. Reorganizing this group around new Task Force
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Nate Otto
Present
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Greg Kidd, Alex Jackl, Chris Webber, Dave Longley, Gregg Kellogg, Brian Sletten, Matt Stone, Stuart Sutton, Sunny Lee, David I. Lehn, Richard Varn, Eric Korb, Rob Trainer
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-10-20

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Oct/0017.html
Topics
  1. W3C TPAC Credentials Presentation
  2. Introduction to Rebecca Simmons
  3. Introduction to Deb Everhart
  4. Linked Data Signatures Update
  5. HTTP Signatures Update
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Manu Sporny, Matt Stone, Dave Longley
Present
Manu Sporny, Matt Stone, John Tibbetts, Deb Everhart, Eric Korb, Nate Otto, Rebecca Simmons, Dave Longley, Sunny Lee, Annie Janssen, Stuart Sutton, Rob Trainer, Brian Sletten, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-10-13

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Oct/0006.html
Topics
  1. NACS Show
  2. HTTP Signatures
  3. Introductions to New Members
  4. W3C TPAC Credentials DRAFT Presentation
  5. Credentials Reference Implementation Demo
  6. Post-meeting Discussion
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Gregg Kellogg, Dave Longley, Manu Sporny
Present
Gregg Kellogg, Manu Sporny, Brian Sletten, Henry Story, Carla Casili, Chris Webber, Dave Longley, Tim Holborn, Eric Korb, John Tibbetts, David I. Lehn, Annie Janssen, Rob Trainer, Richard Varn, Nate Otto
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-10-06

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Oct/0000.html
Topics
  1. Current state of Credentials Survey
  2. Survey Outreach
  3. Upcoming Demos
  4. Lumina Meeting Review
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Brian Sletten, Dave Longley
Present
Brian Sletten, Manu Sporny, Nate Otto, Matt Stone, Richard Varn, Dave Longley, John Tibbetts, Rob Trainer, Eric Korb, David I. Lehn, Laura Fowler
Audio Log

Detailed minutes and recorded audio for this call are available in the archive.