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Re: chapi.io launches, includes VC playground

From: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:30:30 +0200
Message-ID: <3e81e085-622b-d74e-5124-b4074b01f194@danubetech.com>
To: public-credentials@w3.org
I agree, this is great, thanks Digital Bazaar.

Markus

On 27.06.22 21:56, Mike Prorock wrote:
> Very cool and awesome work Manu and team!
>
> Mike Prorock
> mesur.io <http://mesur.io>
>
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2022, 15:54 Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
>
>     TL;DR: chapi.io <http://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 <http://chapi.io>
>     —------------------
>
>     chapi.io <http://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 <mailto:myname%2Bchapi@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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