This document serves as an informative registry for all known Linked Data Key descriptions and their associated specifications.

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Portions of the work on this specification have been funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate under contracts HSHQDC-16-R00012-H-SB2016-1-002 and HSHQDC-17-C-00019. The content of this specification does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the U.S. Government and no official endorsement should be inferred.

Work on this specification has also been supported by the Rebooting the Web of Trust community facilitated by Christopher Allen, Shannon Appelcline, Kiara Robles, Brian Weller, Betty Dhamers, Kaliya Young, Manu Sporny, Drummond Reed, and Joe Andrieu.

Introduction

This document contains a list of all known Linked Data Key formats and their associated specifications.

The Registry

This table summarizes the Linked Data key specifications currently known to the community.

Key Identifier Specification Authors Example
Ed25519VerificationKey2018 Ed25519 Signature Suite 2018 Markus Sabadello
{
  "@context": ["https://w3id.org/security/v1"],
  "id": "did:example:123456789abcdefghi#keys-1",
  "type": "Ed25519VerificationKey2018",
  "owner": "did:example:123456789abcdefghi",
  "publicKeyBase58" : "H3C2AVvLMv6gmMNam3uVAjZpfkcJCwDwnZn6z3wXmqPV"
}
RsaVerificationKey2018 RSA Signature Suite 2018 Dave Longley, Manu Sporny
{
  "id": "did:example:123456789abcdefghi#keys-1",
  "type": "RsaVerificationKey2018",
  "owner": "did:example:123456789abcdefghi",
  "publicKeyPem": "-----BEGIN PUBLIC KEY...END PUBLIC KEY-----\r\n"
}
EdDsaSAPublicKeySecp256k1 Koblitz Signature Suite 2016 Harlan Wood, Manu Sporny
{
  "id": "did:example:123456789abcdefghi#keys-1",
  "type": "EdDsaSAPublicKeySecp256k1",
  "owner": "did:example:123456789abcdefghi",
  "publicKeyHex": "02b97c30de767f084ce3080168ee293053ba33b235d7116a3263d29f1450936b71"
}