the specification of properties and characteristics that an actions must have in order to qualify as instance of that class, or the set of actions that actually have these properties and characteristics.
Entity that can act (do things), e.g. people, machines, but not organizations.
a declaration/statement, made by a specific party, that something is the case.
the decision of that party whether or not to commit to that business transaction, i.e. (promise) to fulfill the obligations that the associated transaction agreement proposal would impose on that party once it were signed.
a (digital or non-digital) means by which two actors can exchange messages with one another.
an organization that seeks to facilitate the cooperation between at least two parties (its 'members') based on interests that these parties share as each of them seeks to realize its own, individual objectives
a file whose contents defines/specifies a concept.
a functional component that has the capability to register and advertise the information about credential types that their respective governing parties have decided to disclose so as to enable other parties to decide whether or not it is beneficial for them to use credentials of such types.
the specification of the contents, properties, constraints etc. that credentials of this type must have/comply with.
something (tangible) that can be used to communicate a meaning (which is intangible/information).
a functional component that is capable of collecting data from various parties in the context of some business transaction, and validating this data for the purpose of making one (or more) decision(s).
a text that helps parties to have the same understanding about the meaning of (and concepts behind) a term, ideally in such a way that these parties can determine whether or not they make the same distinction.
an alphabetically sorted list of terms with various meanings they may have in different contexts.
an actor in the digital world (e.g. a running app, or a web-server).
a digital means by which two digital actors can exchange messages with one another.
a sequence of bits that can be used to communicate meaning/information.
a machine-readable policy that enables digital agents whose principal is the policy's governor, to execute actions of such types in compliance with that policy (i.e.: according to the rules, working-instructions, preferences and other guidance specified therein).
the property that a documentation system of making its content comprehensible for a variety of people that come from different backgrounds.
a set of at least two (autonomous) parties (its 'members') whose individual work complements that of other members, and is of benefit to the set as a whole.
someone or something that is known to exist.
an alphabetically sorted list of terms with the (single) meaning it has in (at least) one context.
the act or process of governing or overseeing the control and direction of something (Merriam-Webster).
the role that a party assumes as it is governing or overseeing the control and direction of something.
the party that is 1-1 associated with that knowledge.
a party that has been assigned rights and duties in a Guardianship Arrangement for the purpose of caring for and/or protecting/guarding/defending the entity that is the dependent in that Guardianship Arrangement.
Guardianship Arrangement (in a Jurisdiction): the specification of a set of rights and duties between legal entities of the jurisdiction that enforces these rights and duties, for the purpose of caring for and/or protecting/guarding/defending one or more of these entities.
the capability to construct credentials from data objects, according to the content of its principal's issuer-Policy (specifically regarding the way in which the credential is to be digitally signed), and pass it to the wallet-component of its principal allowing it to be issued.
the composition of a legal system (legislation, enforcement thereof, and conflict resolution), a party that governs that legal system, a scope within which that legal system is operational, and one or more objectives for the purpose of which the legal system is operated. See also the Jurisdictions pattern.
a jurisdiction that is governed/operated by a governmental body.
a system in which rules are defined, and mechanisms for their enforcement and conflict resolution are (implicitly or explicitly) specified.
a casual and formal description (Pattern) of a set of concepts, relations between them, and constraints, that provide a specific 'viewpoint', or 'way of thinking' about a certain topic.
Something toward which a party directs effort (an aim, goal, or end of action).
A limited set of concepts (ideas), relations between them, and constraints, such that together they form a coherent and consistent whole.
a file whose contents describes/documents a pattern.
a (set of) rules, working-instructions, preferences and other guidance for the execution of one or more kinds of actions, that agents (a) have access to, (b) can interpret as intended by their principal (i.e. policy owner) and (c) must use when executing such actions.
a (signed) digital message that a holder component may send to a verifier component that contains data derived from one or more verifiable credentials (that (a colleague component of) the holder component has received from issuer components of one or more parties), as a response to a specific presentation request of a Verifier component.data that comes with assurances, at least regarding its provenance and integrity (immutability), that make this data valid to be used for specific purposes of individual parties.
a set of characteristics that the entity has, actions (behaviours) that it may execute, or pieces of knowledge that it is expected to have in that context, that are referenced to by a specific role name.
name (text) that refers to (and identifies) a role in a specific context.
the extent of the area or subject matter that a party controls.
a file whose contents defines/specifies a scope.
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a term that has many different interpretations, and that we use to refer to concepts/ideas, architectures, processes and technologies that aim to support (autonomous) parties as they negotiate and execute electronic transactions with one another.
SSI (Self-Sovereign Identity) is a term that has many different interpretations, and that we use to refer to concepts/ideas, architectures, processes and technologies that aim to support (autonomous) parties as they negotiate and execute electronic transactions with one another.
the technological components that are (envisaged to be) all over the world for the purpose of providing, requesting and obtaining qualified data, for the purpose of negotiating and/or executing electronic transactions.
a file whose contents defines/specifies a term.
a method for recognizing misunderstandings as such, and creating or maintaining definitions that resolve them.
a functional component that collects sufficient and validated data for deciding whether or not a request (typically for a product or a service) is to be serviced.
a functional component that is capable of disclosing data.
the policy, governed by that party, and other necessary artifacts (e.g. a transaction form) that provide an actor with all necessary means to conduct a transaction of this type on behalf of that party.
the measure of belief or confidence that a party has in X (someone, something, ...).
data of which some party has established that it is valid, and hence suitahble to be used for some specific purpose(s).
the capability to determine whether or not (verified) data is valid to be used for some specific purpose(s).
data that comes with assurances regarding its provenance (the party that issued it) and its integrity (the property that the credential data has not been tampered with in transit, i.e. is the same as when created).Credential that comes with assurances regarding its provenance (the party that issued it) and its integrity (the property that the credential data has not been tampered with in transit, i.e. is the same as when issued).
the process that a party uses to determine whether or not what that data represents is in fact true (veracity).
the capability to request peer agents to present (provide) data from credentials (of a specified kind, issued by specified parties), and to verify such responses (check structure, signatures, dates), according to its principal's verifier policy.
the sum or stock of words employed by a language, group, individual, or work or in a field of knowledge.
the capability to securely store data as requested by colleague agents, and to provide stored data to colleague agents or peer agents, all in compliance with the rules of its principal's wallet policy.