Credentials are valuable for society, as they foster trust between parties by creating verifiable records for an entity, which makes exchanging ideas, services, and goods more secure. Examples include: baseline government IDs, membership cards, certificates of skills attainment, and more.
Digitally verifiable versions of portable credentials will scale trust between individuals, institutions, and industry in everyday digital exchanges.
Verifiable Credentials (VCs) are a promising standard for digital, verifiable credentials. Since trust is a globally universal problem, we believe an open standard will be best positioned to solve implementation across localities, devices, and technical environments. Adopting and implementing VCs is hard. There are many security related standards that a company needs to support, and they are being actively iterated on. Auth0/Okta specializes in building developer tools that support authorization and authentication across different technology environments, and VCs may become an important component of authentication going forward.
Unveiling our latest experiment: use Auth0 to issue and verify Verifiable Credentials (VCs)
Learn what VCs are:
For VCs to be successful we need standards based interop to:
Try out VCs + Auth0Lab
You can get your hands on the experimental VC features here
Verifiable Credentials 101
See an overview of verifiable credentials with this developer focused explanation
Try out how a verifiable credential wallet would function with this developer tool
Credential Presentation Debugger
Create a verifiable presentation request for a credential from IDWallet to see how this would work in an application