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Re: Proposal: New DIF Working Group: InterCredential

From: Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2023 10:32:03 +0000
To: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
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Brent, can you elaborate? Thank you

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From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2023 10:35:01 PM
To: Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
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Subject: Re: Proposal: New DIF Working Group: InterCredential

Michael et. al,

Is this a little more applied to a particular outcome than the DIF Interop WG?

-Brent Shambaugh

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On Thu, Mar 9, 2023 at 2:17 PM Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net<mailto:mwherman@parallelspace.net>> wrote:

A gentle reminder to provide your feedback related to the New DIF Working Group charter: InterCredential.

Please see below.

Your input is requested by the 15th.


From: Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net<mailto:mwherman@parallelspace.net>>
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2023 8:14 AM
To: public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org<mailto:public-credentials@w3.org>) <public-credentials@w3.org<mailto:public-credentials@w3.org>>
Subject: Proposal: New DIF Working Group: InterCredential

The DIF steering committees have requested broad feedback related to the potential formation of a new DIF Working Group called InterCredential:

- The InterCredential specifications represent a layered, interoperable, unified credential architecture reference model for the Internet.

- The InterCredential-ARM is a unified, layered specification for designing and implementing interoperable credentials for both verifiable as well as unverifiable data for use in centralized and decentralized systems.

- The Working Group focus is: credential creation and interoperability based on a layered credential architecture reference model.

The DIF steering committees have asked the founding members to:

Undertake discussions with WG Chairs of existing groups and associate organizations where specifications have or are being developed to confirm if this is within their WG scope (ie. would constitute a work item under that banner) or is clearly defined as a unique charter. The following WG's identified are:

- Claims and Credentials at DIF,

- DIDComm at DIF,

- ToIP Architecture Task Force, and


...as there is a degree of alignment for elements of this [InterCredential] WG proposal in all of these areas.

A copy of the InterCredential draft charter can be found here:


Please provide your feedback over the next couple weeks - ideally before March 15, 2023.  Help us refine this draft charter and to make this WG a reality.

Best regards,

Michael Herman

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