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Re: Using Email as an Identifier

From: Leah Houston, MD <leah@hpec.io>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 13:55:29 -0500
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To: Kerri Lemoie <klemoie@concentricsky.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, public-vc-edu@w3.org
Sorry folks- try this link <https://youtu.be/y3rJpbKZIWo>
Feedback welcome:)

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On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 11:38 AM Leah Houston, MD <leah@hpec.io> wrote:

> Hi All-
>
> Our walle and credential issuing systemt ties DID's to Emails
> It's the only way we could make it easy for credential issuers to KNOW
> they were sending it to the right credential holder:
> Here is how it works <https://studio.youtube.com/video/y3rJpbKZIWo/edit>-->
> (old video from our staging environment - now in full production)
> Feedback on that welcome from anyone.
>
> Best
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> On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 11:06 AM Kerri Lemoie <klemoie@concentricsky.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> There’s been an ongoing discussion in the Open Badges community about
>> using email addresses as an identifier when a wallet is not being used.
>> This is a dilemma particularly in the Open Badges community because it has
>> been using email addresses as recipient identifiers. Over the years using
>> emails as identifiers has been problematic in numerous ways especially
>> considering that the recipients don’t have control over their email
>> addresses and in the past has led to lost badges. Even still, it’s a
>> challenging topic especially because DIDs are a new concept and not as easy
>> to understand as email yet.
>>
>> The VC spec indicates that if an identifier is used in the
>> credentialSubject that it should be a URI. An email could be described by a
>> URI and also, from what I can tell, it wouldn’t be a huge stretch to use
>> did:web to point to an account that has an email address associated with it.
>>
>> Please note that I personally don’t support using email addresses or even
>> references to email addresses as identifiers (on the fence about the
>> did:web accounts approach as a bridge) but I’m curious to hear the
>> community's thoughts on this and wonder if there are any wallets that would
>> consider supporting email identifiers in some form should Open Badges
>> recipients want to move their badges to a wallet at a later time?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> K.
>>
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>> Kerri Lemoie, PhD
>> Director, Digital Credentials Research & Innovation
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