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Cross-industry VC API test suite achieves first multi-vendor interop for issue/verify

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 16:36:04 -0400
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <bd862ca7-d45a-65e6-fe6d-fde57c759a79@digitalbazaar.com>
W3C CCG and VC WG (bcc'd),

This announcement is different from the one we made earlier in the week about
cross-vendor interop on Data Integrity and the Ed25519Signature2020 cryptosuite.

We had announced a cross-industry test suite for the *VC API* a few weeks ago:

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2022Apr/0126.html

While the CCG Traceability work item has been doing an industry-specific test
suite for VC API for a while now, the modular VC API test suite announcement
is designed to be cross-industry (education, traceability, retail, financial
industry, etc.)

We are happy to announce today that we have our first demonstration of
cross-vendor interoperability between Danube Tech and Digital Bazaar for the
VC Issuer API and VC Verifier API. The test suites test the OAS definition
files (which are used to generate the specification):

https://w3c-ccg.github.io/vc-api-verifier-test-suite/#Verify%20Credential%20-%20Data%20Integrity

https://w3c-ccg.github.io/vc-api-issuer-test-suite/#Issue%20Credential%20-%20Data%20Integrity

While the test results aren't 100% green across the board, they are pointing
out areas where interoperability could be improved (or where the OAS spec
might be wrong).

This also means that when VC protocols are moved in scope in a re-chartered
VCWG that we already have a test suite and two interoperable implementations,
which greatly increases the chances of a successful standardization effort at
W3C. We know of at least four other organizations that plan to integrate with
the test suite over the next year or so.

As with all the other test suites, we expect the test suite will change over
time as the experimental API changes and as we start hammering out the details
in the specification.

-- manu

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