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Re: chapi.io launches, includes VC playground

From: Mike Prorock <mprorock@mesur.io>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:56:55 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGJKSNT0-JzYCn-42y7tO8ak-JvTzXZ25JokLUdfbkhMd=pYGg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Very cool and awesome work Manu and team!

Mike Prorock

On Mon, Jun 27, 2022, 15:54 Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> TL;DR: chapi.io is a site that helps developers integrate Verifiable
> Credential issuance, holding, and presentation into their applications. It
> includes a playground that can issue arbitrary VCs to digital wallets (web
> and
> native). It also includes tutorials on how Web Developers can add CHAPI
> integration to their websites. All you need to try it out is a web browser.
> Last week, we announced upgrades to CHAPI that enable its use in web-based
> and
> native applications, as well as changes that make CHAPI compatible with all
> modern browsers with which we are aware. As many of you know, the CHAPI
> specification is a work item in the CCG and is infrastructure that enables
> open digital wallet choice in the Verifiable Credentials ecosystem.
> This week, we are providing developer documentation and tooling to help
> community members, and web developers in general, issue, hold, and present
> Verifiable Credentials over the CHAPI protocol.
> How to Use chapi.io
> —------------------
> chapi.io is designed to walk web developers through integrating Verifiable
> Credentials into their websites, whether they are issuers, verifiers, or
> digital wallet implementers.
> You can learn more by going to: https://chapi.io/
> The VC Playground
> —----------------
> At present, the main draw (and reason for this announcement) is the CHAPI
> Playground for Verifiable Credential Issuers:
> https://playground.chapi.io/issuer
> All you need to use the playground is a web browser.
> This playground can be used to issue any Verifiable Credential and then
> store
> it in any digital wallet that supports CHAPI. For now, a link to the free,
> development version of Veres Wallet is provided. If you have a digital
> wallet
> that supports CHAPI, please let us know so we can integrate a link to your
> digital wallet in the list of supported wallets. That said, your wallet
> does
> not need to be listed on the playground for it to work... it just needs to
> support the CHAPI protocol and be registered in your web browser.
> To use the playground:
> 1. Sign up for a digital wallet by going to:
> https://demo.vereswallet.dev/
> Click "Get a Wallet".
> Use an email address that you have access to. You can modify the email
> address
> to create multiple accounts if you'd like: myname+chapi@example.com (note
> the
> "+chapi" addition could have also been "+2", "+3", and so on).
> Make sure to "Allow" the wallet to handle credentials on your behalf.
> 2. Visit the playground by going to:
> https://playground.chapi.io/issuer
> 3. Click "Resolve" to load the alumni Verifiable Credential example into
> the
> playground.
> 4. Click "Store in Wallet" to invoke CHAPI. You can then select your wallet
> and storage will be complete. You can look at the credential in your
> wallet by
> going back to your wallet and refreshing the screen.
> As an alternative to step 4, you can do all of the above on a mobile phone
> and
> pick "Select a Native App Instead". You can then select anything that can
> open
> a text document, like Google Drive on Android, or the Notes application on
> iPhone, to view the Verifiable Presentation containing the issued
> Verifiable
> Credential (this is a demonstration of the new CHAPI Native App support
> announced last week).
> Roadmap
> —------
> This is the first among many releases for the CHAPI Playground. We plan to
> add
> Verifiable Credentials and digital wallets that are useful in different
> market
> verticals over the next several months. Others should feel free to publish
> VCs
> at URLs (so that they can be loaded into the Playground) as well as other
> digital wallets that are compatible with CHAPI so that we can load VCs into
> those digital wallets.
> We expect this tooling to be most helpful during interoperability
> plugfests,
> such as the upcoming JFF Plugfest #2, as well as when debugging integration
> between different issuer platforms and different digital wallet platforms.
> If you have feature requests, please feel free to discuss them on this
> mailing
> list and add them to:
> https://github.com/credential-handler/chapi.io/issues
> The team that put the CHAPI playground together is on the CCG and VC EDU
> mailing lists and are happy to answer any questions about current or future
> functionality planned for the CHAPI Playground.
> Thoughts, concerns, comments? How can we improve the CHAPI Verifiable
> Credentials Playground to better serve the plugfest and community's needs?
> -- manu
> --
> Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> News: Digital Bazaar Announces New Case Studies (2021)
> https://www.digitalbazaar.com/
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