5B/ DID Auth (Interoperable auth’n w/DID’s)

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DID Auth – interoperable auth’n w/ DIDs

Wednesday 5B

Convener: James and Nathan

Notes-taker(s): James Monaghan

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

We reviewed the problem statement and some of the progress made at Rebooting Web of Trust on collecting requirements for an interoperable authentication mechanism based on DIDs. The uPort team shared some details of how their implementation works and the existing standards which influenced their design. We talked about how CurveCP, Self Attested HTTPS URLs, SQRL and OpenID Connect all contain goodness a future specification could benefit from. We concluded with an agreement to continue working towards interoperability and to reconcile the uPort approach with the Verifiable Claims based method we explored in Paris.