High-stakes Credentials for the Web

A 10,000ft Overview

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Credentials

What is a Credential?


A credential is a claim that represents 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.

What's

Broken

The Web Platform's current failures


  • No standardized, verifiable 3rd party credentials for the Web

  • If we can't reliably prove we're entitled to do things on the Web, then can we rely on the Web to do increasingly important work?

  • Strong identity is central to ownership, finance, democracy, privacy, and prosperity

Payments

CG

What is the Web Payments CG?

  • Unofficial incubator for tech w/ standards-potential, spun out of Web Payments CG

  • Pre-standards technology community

  • Members include: ETS, Yandex, Badge Alliance (Mozilla spin-out), Connexxus, Deutsche Telekom, Standard Treasury, etc.

  • Open, inclusive, and transparent

  • Discussion, Use Cases, Requirements, Specs

Collaborators

Where is active collaboration happening?

Brief

History

1965-2014 Credentials History


CCG

Focus

Do not boil the ocean



  • Very tight focus by design

  • Solve storing, transmitting, and verifying credentials on the Web

  • Do not claim or try to "solve identity"

Use

Cases

Focus and priorities?


  • Credentials CG Use Cases

  • Design Criteria: data portability, data rights, flexible access control, legacy support, etc.

  • Use Cases: verifiable claims, storage, transmission, pseudo-anonymity, composability, etc.

Tech

Stack

What technology is needed for credentials?

Questions?

Where do you want to go from here?



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