Claims and Credentials

Working Group

aka: CC WG

Scope of Work

Join this group to contribute to the standards and technology that create, exchange, and verify claims and credentials in a decentralized identity ecosystem. For example, a cryptographically verifiable credential that proves an individual has a college degree or is of a certain age. Our members focus on specs that are vendor agnostic and based on industry standards.

Specs & Projects

The active work items that are underway in the DIF Claims and Credentials Working Group

WACI-DIDComm

WACI-DIDComm is an initiative to create a common stack for wallet and credential interactions leveraging features of DIDComm V2 messaging protocol (along with Aries Present Proof message formats and DIF Presentation Exchange data objects).

Specification Repo
Credential Manifest

The DID Credential Manifest is a format that aims to normalize the process of credential acquisition, wherein the issuer is able to describe the requirements the subject or participant in the credential generation process must meet for the issuer to generate the desired credential.

Specification Repo
VC JSON Schemas

The VC JSON Schema specification aims to provide a standardized mechanism to use JSON Schemas as the data backing for Verifiable Credentials. Though the repository lives in the W3C-CCG, this working group contains key contributors and has a vested interest in contributing to the development of the specification.

Specification Repo
All Repositories
claim-format-registry
claims-credentials
Claims and Credentials WG operations repo
credential-manifest
Format that normalizes the definition of requirements for the issuance of a credential
credential-schemas
Repo for Credential Schemas work item in the Claims and Credentials Working Group
data-agreement
Specification for an interoperable standard means of exchanging a data agreement between actors in DLT, a Holder and Issuer/Verifier
JWS-Test-Suite
JsonWebSignature2020 Test Suite
jwt-vc-issuance-profile
JWT VC Issuance profile
jwt-vc-presentation-profile
lds-ecdsa-secp256k1-2019.js
EcdsaSecp256k1Signature2019 JSON-LD Signature Suite
presentation-exchange
Specification that codifies an inter-related pair of data formats for defining proof presentations (Presentation Definition) and subsequent proof submissions (Presentation Submission)
presentation-exchange-tests
Testing tools for Presentation Exchange implementations
presentation-request
Requirements Analysis and Protocol Design for a VC Presentation Request Format
schema-directory
A work item of the Claims and Credentials WG at DIF
snark-credentials
trust-establishment
https://identity.foundation/trust-establishment
vc-marketplace
To establish the reference architecture for a Verifiable Credentials Marketplace
vui
waci-didcomm
Wallet And Credential Interactions for DIDComm
waci-presentation-exchange
Wallet And Credential Interactions for Presentation Exchange (Work continues at decentralized-identity/waci-didcomm#1 )
wallet-and-credential-interactions
QR Codes and Button for Claiming and Sharing Credentials (and more!)
wallet-rendering
Specifications for rendering DID and Credential-centric data in wallet applications

Chairs

The following DIF members lead the work in this group, contact them for more info on the projects, specs, and development happening within.

Martin Riedel
Juan Caballero
Jim Schoening