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Re: Ideas about DID explanation

From: Lucas Tétreault <lucas@vivvo.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:43:54 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Tom Jones <thomasclinganjones@gmail.com>, "daniel.hardman@evernym.com" <daniel.hardman@evernym.com>, "kim@learningmachine.com" <kim@learningmachine.com>
CC: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Long lived signatures and being able to find out a DIDs key at a given point in time makes sense to me... What I'm stuck on right now is keys that have been breached vs. keys that were rotated for some other reason? If a key was breached then presumably any and all credentials that were signed with it should be revoked. Thoughts?

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From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Sent: December 10, 2018 3:48:02 PM
To: Tom Jones; daniel.hardman@evernym.com; kim@learningmachine.com
Cc: Credentials Community Group
Subject: Re: Ideas about DID explanation

On 12/10/18 2:54 PM, Tom Jones wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 1:18 PM Kim Hamilton Duffy wrote:
> I’m not sure if I understand the question, but for some longer-lived
> claims it’s useful to be able to determine the keys associated with a
> DID at a given point in time. I think I’m the only one that keeps
> harping on this, so the need for this capability may be quite rare.

No not rare, I expect the opposite is true. :)

We might not be talking about it because many of us believe it's a
fundamental requirement for all of the reasons that you, Daniel, and
others have pointed out. We may have failed to record that tribal knowledge.

It's certainly a design requirement for the Veres One ledger... being
able to do the following query is vital "What were the keys associated
with DID X on date Y?"

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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