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Vaccination Certificate Test Suite

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2021 13:29:00 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1d5c4d3b-2a70-cb97-6d5d-4f749f9aa47f@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

As some of you know, a few of the members in the W3C Credentials Community
Group have been working on a Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary[1]. The World
Health Organization has recently published a Release Candidate data model
dictionary for Smart Vaccination Cards[2]. The CCG has also been working on a
Verifiable Credentials HTTP API[3].

The WHO guidance covers 28 types of vaccines that we (as a global society)
depend on, including Measles, Smallpox, Polio, Yellow Fever, COVID-19, and
others. We (Digital Bazaar) thought it might be interesting to see if we could
create an interoperability test suite for the WHO Smart Vaccination Card work
using the tools listed above.

Please note:

* This is all experimental; it's not meant to step on any
  toes (the 40+ other vaccination certificate projects).

* We have privacy concerns wrt. the WHO guidance and one
  way to address those is to put better options into the
  ecosystem.

* There is no guarantee that WHO will follow any
  particular path at this moment.

* Digital Bazaar is not operating on behalf of any of our
  customers, this is a self-funded internal "try to make
  the world a better place" project. It is apolitical.
  All mistakes and missteps are ours, not anyone else that
  could be construed as being a part of the work.

With that said, we've been able to achieve the following:

* A test suite containing 1,624 tests covering the
  28 vaccine types in the WHO vocabulary.

* 7 independent vendor implementations issuing and
  verifying each others WHO Smart Vaccination Cards.

* 1,623 passing tests demonstrating true
  interoperability!

You can view the latest Vaccination Certificate test suite report here:

https://w3id.org/vaccination/interop-reports

-- manu

[1]https://w3c-ccg.github.io/vaccination-vocab/
[2]https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/interim-guidance-for-developing-a-smart-vaccination-certificate
[3]https://github.com/w3c-ccg/vc-http-api

-- 
Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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