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DHS S&T SVIP Call - Prevent Forgery & Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses || Phase 1 Interoperability Test Plan

From: John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:02:23 +0000
To: Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
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Hello W3C CCG,

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. I wanted to provide an update on some work we are currently doing that may be of interest to this group in the area of standards-based multi-vendor interoperability.


  *   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2018Nov/0124.html
  *   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2020Jan/0008.html

Interoperability Plug-Fest
We believe that innovation should be built on a foundation of interoperability. To that end, the startup companies that we have awarded contracts to need to demonstrate to the Government, in Phase 1, a Minimum Viable Product that shows the adaptation of their Product to support, among other things and most critically, an interoperable implementation of DIDs/VCs.

How that is demonstrated to the Government is flexible, so what DHS SVIP is resurrecting is the grand tradition (from WAAY back in the SAML and WS-* days) of the Interoperability Plug-Fest.

"Interoperability Plug-fests are a safe environment to test your code's degree of conformance with a respective standard, and how well it interoperates with other implementations of the same standard. Ideally, standards would be interpreted identically by all implementers, and hence all implementations would interoperate, but often enough that is utopia (though standards authors work very hard to minimize this). Such situations, where tests fail, the analysis of the failures can discover shortcomings in the standard document itself, illustrate discrepancies in interpretation, or in formal testing settings, errors in the test suite used."

Please find attached the high level Phase 1 test plan that provides information on what we will be testing and how we will be conducting the testing early next month.

Feedback on the test plan to this list, directly to me, or to any of the participants is encouraged and would be appreciated.

Best Regards,


Anil John
Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
Science and Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC, USA

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