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Re: VC-HTTP-API - A follow up on the RAR presentation

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 14:44:50 -0400
Message-ID: <CANYRo8hy-2y3+3qX2=muB7uK+EhVoHzUuH30aD-A-8+gF8GuoQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
In other words, a significant privacy-driven objection aligned with
self-sovereign identity principles will be sidelined because all of the
participating implementers are focused on selling to sovereign issuers and
verifiers starting with DHS and BC Gov.

- Adrian

On Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 2:23 PM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 7/6/21 12:03 PM, Adrian Gropper wrote:
> > Would implementing a RAR request to the Issuer that results in a
> > capability based on biscuit, macaroon, or ZCAP not be something to
> > implement?
>
> All of those are possible, but we would need someone to step forward, do
> the
> work, and then convince other implementers to implement it.
>
> The only concrete proposal the VC HTTP API group has explored over the past
> several weeks that seems to meet that bar is OAuth2 + client_credentials.
>
> There is moral support for concretely supporting RAR/GNAP/ZCAPs in the
> future,
> once people put in the work to write the specs, implement them, and then
> build
> a coalition of implementers that want to demonstrate interop. Until that
> happens, for the technologies listed above, or any other similar
> technologies,
> we should expect the same near-term outcome (non-support to put work that
> doesn't have a volunteer or broad implementer support in the way of
> progress).
>
> -- manu
>
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