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Re: Universal signature verifier

From: Eduardo A. Chongkan Líos <e.chongkan@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 18:59:19 -0600
Message-ID: <CAANnk0+0ZGLB5pa=bygbdbs8CZq1zD2rPk+mjtyH6-5OEcXi=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: public-credentials@w3.org
Such service/proxy could be sustained or even profitable if they apply the
same business model that 3PL use for shipping and fulfillment.


Everyone uses the same centralized endpoints and standard scheme and pays
this centralized endpoint that checks all Individual Certifier endpoints
based on parameters. If these endpoints are SAAS, then the centralized
proxy gets reduced pricing the same as 3P gets reduced shipping and they
translate that reduced costs to the service consumers.

Eduardo Chongkan

On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 1:53 PM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

> On 5/4/22 2:01 PM, Julien Fraichot wrote:
> > In my ideal world it’d be a service to which we can send a VC, and where
> > the pipeline decides to which Verification Suite to address that
> document.
> > Again, ideally most or all of the signature suites defined here could be
> > verifiable: https://w3c-ccg.github.io/security-vocab
> Remember that there is active work happening around the VC Verifier API.
> That
> endpoint can receive a VC and can do verification:
> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/vc-api-verifier-test-suite/#conformance
> We have per-cryptosuite tests as well (and expect to have more as the VC2WG
> progresses):
> https://w3c-ccg.github.io/di-ed25519-test-suite/#Ed25519Signature2020%20(verifier)
> So, creating a proxy service that looks just like the VC Verifier API but
> then
> passes the request to various VC Verifier APIs (that support specific
> cryptosuites) would be another way to create a "Universal Verifier"...
> rather
> than trying to put all of that into the same code base.
> It wouldn't be a very heavy lift for the community to put that site
> together
> and for the people/organizations in this community to "donate" some VC API
> Verifier endpoints to provide certain cryptosuite verifications that their
> software supports:
> https://github.com/w3c-ccg/vc-api-test-suite-implementations/tree/main/implementations
> We have 7 implementers of some variations of the VC API so far and I expect
> that we all support a greater number of cryposuites together as a group
> rather
> than as individual organizations.
> -- manu
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