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Verifiable Credential Refresh 2021

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2021 18:19:17 -0500
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <edf2c2ea-c695-f1a0-7592-7f79a03659a0@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

Just a quick announcement about Verifiable Credential Refresh 2021 - A data
model and protocol for refreshing Verifiable Credentials.

Verifiable Credentials can expire. It is useful to provide instructions on
refreshing the credential for the times when expiration is imminent or has
already occurred. The refresh can be performed manually or, with the prior
consent of the credential holder, automatically. This specification defines
manual and automatic refresh mechanisms that Verifiable Credential issuers can
utilize to enhance the experience when managing the lifecycle of their


We expect to suggest adopting this as a work item in early 2022. For now, this
is just a heads-up that a few of us intend to implement this specification in
the coming months.

Comments, concerns, and PRs are welcome. :)

-- manu

Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
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