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Re: VCs - zCaps / OCap a Discussion

From: Alan Karp <alanhkarp@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:03:26 -0800
Message-ID: <CANpA1Z2TZ-JeTntMD-spKY5LcMaKsFzsNz3enCFtwrmYr0xHCA@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
David Chadwick <D.W.Chadwick@kent.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi Orie
>
> It also supports bearer capabilities by simply removing the subject id.
> In this case delegation is not required (or meaningful) as anyone who
> possesses the VC possesses the capability. And this is surely the
> meaning of a bearer credential. You do not have to prove ownership since
> you are bearing it. Bearer credentials by their very nature can be
> stolen or passed from holder to holder.
>

You may still want to delegate a bearer capability for sub-scoping and
responsibility tracking.

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Alan Karp
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