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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.


Group's public email, repo and wiki activity over time

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
Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v0.13 Data Model and Syntaxes Licensing commitments
JSON Web Signature 2020 Licensing commitments
ECDSA Cryptosuite v2019 Licensing commitments
EdDSA Cryptosuite v2020 Licensing commitments
Data Integrity 1.0 Licensing commitments
RDF Dataset Canonicalization Licensing commitments

drafts / licensing info

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) - Data Model and Syntaxes

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