Main Group

Decentralized Identity Foundation's main Mailing list. Together we're building a new identity ecosystem Join us in developing the foundational components of an open, standards-based, decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices. If there are questions regarding how to join DIF please refer to ( )
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Working Group

These are mailing list for each WG at DIF

  • Claims and Credentials WG
    Claims & Credentials WG Develop interoperable formats for broad adoption around Claim & Credential processes within SSI. Join this group to contribute to the standards and technology that create, exchange, and verify claims and credentials in a decentralized identity ecosystem. For example, a cryptographically verifiable credential that proves an individual has a college degree or is of a certain age. Our members focus on specs that are vendor agnostic and based on industry standards. Read the working group charter here ( )
    36 Members, 3 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • DID Authentication WG
    Welcome to the DIDAuth WG at the Decentralized Identity Foundation. For the protection of all Members, participation in this working group (beyond observing) is limited to members, including their employees, and individual contributors who have signed the membership documents and thus agreed to the intellectual property rules governing participation. If you or your employer are not a member of the Working Group [ check here ( ) ], you may attend the meeting, however, we ask that you not participate in the meeting by verbal contribution or otherwise take any action beyond observing. If you are interested in joining the Decentralized Identity Foundation and this working group, learn more at *DIDAuth WG:* The purpose of this working group is to design, recommend, and implement authentication and authorization protocols that rely upon open standards and cryptographic protocols using DIDs and DID Documents. Read the working group charter here ( ) Regards, DIF team,
    35 Members, 4 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • DID Communication WG
    The more foundational communication protocols have been known by several names during their history, including Agent to Agent Communication and more recently DID Communications (DIDComm for short). On top of this foundation are other protocols, including credential exchange, basic user messaging, et This working group is created to produce one or more high-quality specs that embody a method (“DIDComm”) for secure, private and (where applicable) authenticated message-based communication, where trust is rooted in DIDs and depends on the messages themselves, not on the external properties of the transport(s) used. Meeting Time: every Monday at 12 pm ET / 9 pm CET Rolling Agenda & Minutes: Here ( ) Working Group Charter: Here ( ) ----- To join the Working Group reach out to
    47 Members, 22 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Identifiers and Discovery WG
    *Identifiers and Discovery* A key piece of the decentralized identity equation is how people, organizations, and devices can be identified and located without centralized systems of identifiers (e.g. email addresses). DIF members are actively working on protocols and implementations that enable creation, resolution, and discovery of decentralized identifiers and names across decentralized systems, like blockchains and distributed ledgers. Read the working group charter here
    27 Members, 11 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Interoperability WG
    Interoperability WG is a community effort to achieve decentralized identity interop. The current focus of the group is to establish cross-community buy-in.
    93 Members, 35 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Storage and Compute WG
    Storage and Compute Working Group mailing list. Access is limited to DIF members only.
    15 Members, 0 Topics, Public Archives
  • Secure Data Storage WG
    Secure Data Storage Working Group mailing list. Specification for a foundational layer for secure data storage (including personal data), specifically data models for storage and transport, syntax, data at rest protection, CRUD API, access control, synchronization, and a minimum viable HTTP-based interface compatible with W3C DIDs/VCs. Wiki is here ( ) Working Group charter can be found here ( )
    49 Members, 30 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Sidetree WG
    Sidetree Operating and Development Group, The development and maintenance of the formal Sidetree specification, and a hub of coordination for Sidetree-based DID Method node operators. This group also generates libraries, tooling, and documentation to aid Sidetree-based DID Method node operators. Read the working group charter here ( )
    15 Members, 1 Topic, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • APAC-ASEAN decentralized identity discussion group
    This is an open group intended to facilitate discussion on decentralized identity hosted in time zones preferred at the ASEAN-APAC region. * Discussions by Topic ( ) * Meeting Minutes & Wiki ( ) * Calendar ( ) * Simple Database ( ) (requires login - see below) Some pages are blocked by 'login', meaning that you need to sign up with  Once you have signed up with you will be able to see the 'login protected pages.'
    50 Members, 31 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Finance SIG
    A DIF hosted Special Interest Group that focuses on use-cases, issues, solutions and needs across the finance and banking industry.
    27 Members, 10 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Glossary
    *Glossary Project:* The goal of this project is to facilitate the emergence of contextualized vocabulary that is widely accepted across the decentralized identity community/industry. Together we will be working across the whole range of projects and efforts to understand what language is currently being used and to invite understanding and support convergence on some core definitions. We will do this in an open and transparent manner that is as inclusive as possible. We are not (re)creating a comprehensive taxonomy but rather are focusing on a few key terms that are especially critical for wider adoption. * * Glossary Project is a DIF Open Group, is an industry initiative hosted by the Decentralized Identity Foundation in a. The work carried out under this group is a collaboration between parties in the wider identity ecosystem to reduce the friction between naming *Agenda & Meeting minutes:* here ( ) *Sign Up form* : here ( ) *Mailing List:* here ( )
    32 Members, 9 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Health SIG
    A DIF hosted Special Interest Group that focuses on use-cases, issues, solutions, and needs in healthcare.
    14 Members, 6 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • Product Managers in SSI
    An open discussion group hosted under DIF for Identity professionals to discuss and evolve decentralized Identity product-related work.
    70 Members, 14 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:
  • outreachmarketing
    A group on DIF outreach and marketing.
    9 Members, 3 Topics, Public Archives, Restricted, Last Post:
  • WG leads
    This is a subgroup to discuss all issues related to the operation of WGs and share updates among us.
    23 Members, 41 Topics, Archives Viewable By Parent Group, Restricted, Last Post: