The Credentials Community Group

Pre-standardization work

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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.

Credentials

Badge Alliance


Credentials

Accreditrust



  • What are high-stakes credentials?

  • Extensibility is important

  • So are digital signatures

  • Credentials and Web login - same problem

Credentials

Educational Testing Service (ETS)



  • HiSET, GRE, TOEFL, Praxis - tens of millions of credentials per year

  • Delivers digital assessments in over 130 countries

  • Workforce retraining needs an upgrade

  • Open standards for digital credentials

Credentials

CG

What is the Credentials CG?



  • Pre-standards payment technology community

  • Incubator for tech w/ standards-potential (unofficial)

  • Open, inclusive, and transparent

  • Discussion, Use Cases, Requirements, Specs

Collaborators

Where is active collaboration happening?

Brief

History

2010-2014 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?

CCG ->

<- WPIG

CCG will support WPIG



  • Credentials CG will provide input technology to WPIG for consideration

  • Credentials CG will continue to experiment with pre-standardization credentials technology

  • Credentials CG will continue to perform outreach and collect review input for WPIG consideration

Questions?

Where do you want to go from here?



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