This document identifies a set of capabilities that are expected to be developed to establish an open credential ecosystem on the Web.

This document represents the consensus of the Credentials Community Group as of the publication date of this document. See the xxx.


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Relationship to Other Documents

In addition to this document, the Credentials Community Group is developing the following documents:

How this Document is Organized

This document is organized as follows:


Overview of Capabilities

Capabilities are functionalities necessary to implement credentials on the Web. We include capabilities specific to credentials but also capabilities that support a healthy credentials ecosystem, such as security, as it is important to understand the full context in which credential issuance, storage, and consumption occur.

We organize capabilities into four groups.

Guiding Principles

Capabilities in Context

Capabilities in Detail


The editors wish to thank the participants of the Credentials Community Group for discussions about and contributions to this document.