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Re: Feedback requested: VC Architecture Diagram

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:20:05 -0400
Message-ID: <57615605.1020306@digitalbazaar.com>
To: public-credentials@w3.org
On 06/15/2016 06:09 AM, David Chadwick wrote:
> One might conclude from this that you think that FIDO will not scale
> wrt adoption. Is this a fair conclusion?

No, I think FIDO will be just fine for same-origin use cases.

The vast majority of our use cases are multi-origin.

FIDO ensures that the entity that a website is speaking to is the same
entity that enrolled the security device at a previous point in time.

Verifiable Claims ensure that the entity that a website is speaking to
has a certain set of qualifications that have been vetted by a trusted
3rd party. It also ensures that those qualifications can be asserted
across multiple origins.

Different technologies for different use cases.

FIDO and Verifiable Claims are complimentary.

>> Someone that disagrees is welcome to build an alternate ecosystem
>> based
>>> In terms of the arrows, I prefer Dave Crocker's version
>> Good to know, thank you. Why? (out of curiosity)
> I think it more clearly shows the direction of flow of information, 
> without getting into protocol messages or handshakes.

Great, thanks. :)

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
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