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Re: chapi.io launches, includes VC playground

From: Oliver Terbu <oliver.terbu@spruceid.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:53:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAP7TzjC6d63=2kUXYBd-=C6h7ahKoXyQgTJ8pcB6cE5VRmYAOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin <snorre@diwala.io>
Cc: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Congrats on the great job!

On Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 12:47 PM Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin <
snorre@diwala.io> wrote:

> Great job guys! Good way to push the community forward!
> ᐧ
>
> 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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>
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