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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Using Email as an Identifier

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 17:39:41 -0500
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Cc: "public-vc-edu@w3.org" <public-vc-edu@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6f398070-9f71-1bc5-b382-583040cc4d94@digitalbazaar.com>
On 11/12/21 4:18 PM, Eric Kuhn wrote:
> If the user does not yet have a Wallet to use, the issuer will still have a
> record of whatever the accomplishment is until the user does have a 
> Wallet.
> We would advise our issuance customers to give their users a VC at time of
>  credential attainment (i.e. completing a course) but have a way to come 
> back at a later point in time to get issued the Verifiable Credential.

Yes, exactly this -- thanks for putting it so eloquently, Eric. That's what I
was trying to say with "Remember that you can always re-issue already issued VCs."

VCs don't have to be a one and done thing. You can provide a bearer VC to
start, mix in an email if that's all you have, and then re-issue when the
individual gets a more capable digital wallet in time. All of this, of course,
depends on your system of record being able to authenticate the individual
throughout their lifetime -- and for that, you can use email address, SMS,
multifactor, in-person biometrics, or any combination thereof to upgrade their
less capable VC to a more capable one.

-- manu

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