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Re: chapi.io launches, includes VC playground

From: Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin <snorre@diwala.io>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:44:11 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE8zwO1gi_yoN4TXYfYP3kzVzT0o0PTgx+eWBtHefixYHwbMWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Cc: public-credentials@w3.org
Great job guys! Good way to push the community forward!
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On Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 10:33 AM Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
wrote:

> 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
>
> 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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