Community & Business Groups

Credentials Community Group

A "credential" is a qualification, achievement, quality, or piece of information about an entity’s background such as a name, government ID, payment provider, home address, or university degree. The purpose of the Credentials Community Group is to discuss, research, document, prototype and test credential storage and exchange systems for the Web. This work is done in order to make progress toward possible future standardization and interoperability of both low and high-stakes credentials. The goal of this Group is to forge a path for a secure, decentralized system of credentials that would empower both individual people and organizations on the Web to store, transmit, and receive digitally verifiable proof of qualifications and achievements. In addition to documentation, this Group collaborates on and shares various proof-of-concept solutions and components through open source methods, unencumbered by patents or royalties. In general, this Community Group provides an inclusive venue where credentialing solutions, regardless of their origin, can be incubated, evaluated, refined, and tested. The focus of the group is to promote credentialing innovations based primarily on their technical merit. This approach invites competing technical designs to be submitted and incubated in the same group. The hope is that this strategy will lead to either the merging of the best aspects of each technical design, or a clear differentiation emerging between alternative designs.

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Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-02-10

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Feb/0024.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to Laura Fowler
  2. Introduction to Brent Shambaugh
  3. Web Payments IG Face-to-Face
  4. Decentralized Identifiers for Credentials/Badges
  5. Signatures Update
  6. Badge Alliance Context/Vocabulary Update
  7. Roadmap Update
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley and Manu Sporny
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Nate Otto, Laura Fowler, Brent Shambaugh, elf Pavlik, Brian Sletten, Victoriano Giralt, Eric Korb, Mary Bold, Kerri Lemoie
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-01-27

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jan/0042.html
Topics
  1. Signatures Update
  2. Badges/Credentials Vocabulary and Context
  3. Digital Promise Summit for Workforce
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Mary Bold and Nate Otto
Present
Eric Korb, Manu Sporny, Sunny Lee, Dave Longley, Evgeny Vinogradov, Mary Bold, Mark Leuba, Kerri Lemoie, Victoriano Giralt, Nate Otto, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-01-20

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jan/0022.html
Topics
  1. Bedrock / P3 Release
  2. Credentials / Web Payments IG Agenda
  3. Signatures Update
  4. Badge Alliance Vocabulary/Context Update
  5. Roadmap
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Mark Leuba
Present
Mark Leuba, Manu Sporny, Dave Longley, elf Pavlik, Nate Otto, Kerri Lemoie, Sunny Lee, Evgeny Vinogradov, David I. Lehn, Mary Bold, Eric Korb
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2015-01-13

Agenda
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2015Jan/0001.html
Topics
  1. Web Payments Face-to-Face
  2. Linked Data Signatures
  3. JSON-LD Credentials Context/Vocabulary Update
  4. Roadmap Update
Action Items
  1. Brian to review http://openbadges.github.io/openbadges-specification/
  2. Manu to review http://openbadges.github.io/openbadges-specification/
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Sunny Lee
Present
Sunny Lee, Manu Sporny, Erin Knight, David I. Lehn, Nate Otto, Eric Korb, Kerri Lemoie, Dave Longley, Mark Leuba, Mary Bold, Brian Sletten
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2014-12-09

Agenda
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2014Dec/0029.html
Topics
  1. Introduction to elf Pavlik
  2. Signatures Update
  3. Context Work Stream Update
  4. Roadmap Work Stream update
  5. Hosted vs. Signed
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Manu Sporny and Dave Longley
Present
Manu Sporny, elf Pavlik, Eric Korb, Brian Sletten, Dave Longley, Mark Leuba, Mary Bold
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2014-12-02

Agenda
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2014Dec/0000.html
Topics
  1. Coordination Plan for Next Few Months
  2. Path Forward for Digital Signatures
  3. Moving CG Documents onto REC-track at W3C
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Bailey Reutzel
Present
Bailey Reutzel, Manu Sporny, Evgeny Vinogradov, Nate Otto, Eric Korb, Sunny Lee, Mary Bold, Dave Longley, Victoriano Giralt, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2014-11-25

Agenda
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2014Nov/0052.html
Topics
  1. Digital Signatures – Pushback from Social Web / Harry Halpin
  2. Introduction to Dale McCrory
  3. Digital Signature Strategy
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Nate Otto and Manu Sporny and Nate Otto
Present
Nate Otto, Manu Sporny, Brian Sletten, Dave Longley, Dale McCrory, Chris McAvoy, Eric Korb, Mark Leuba, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2014-11-18

Agenda
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2014Nov/0008.html
Topics
  1. Groningen Declaration
  2. Digital Signatures for Credentials
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Manu Sporny and Dave Longley
Present
Manu Sporny, Victoriano Giralt, Eric Korb, Brian Sletten, Mary Bold, Dave Longley, David I. Lehn, Sunny Lee, Rob Trainer
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2014-11-11

Agenda
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2014Nov/0002.html
Topics
  1. Review W3C TPAC Meeting
  2. Web Payments IG Meeting
  3. W3C TPAC Credentials Hallway Discussions
  4. Planning for next 2 months
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Mark Leuba
Present
Mark Leuba, Manu Sporny, Sunny Lee, Mary Bold, Brian Sletten, Victoriano Giralt, Nate Otto, Eric Korb, Evgeny Vinogradov, Rob Trainer, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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

Credentials Meeting Minutes for 2014-10-21

Agenda
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2014Oct/0041.html
Topics
  1. Intro from Dale McCrory from Courseload
  2. Introduction to Nate Otto from Concentric Sky
  3. Review Credentials CG Presentation to Web Payments IG
  4. Review Credentials CG F2F Agenda
  5. Review Credentials Use Cases vote status
  6. Open Badges and JSON-LD
Organizer
Manu Sporny
Scribe
Dave Longley
Present
Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, Mark Leuba, Dale McCrory, Nate Otto, Bill Gebert, Mary Bold, David I. Lehn
Audio Log

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