Viewing and verifying certificates
The easiest way for developers to get familiar with Blockchain Certificates is to clone the blockcerts-verifier repo and perform the steps in the README to launch. After this, you will be able to view and verify sample certificates locally.
If developing a separate library or those looking for more information about the verification process, that can be found here.
Some examples of certificates can be found in the cert-schema repo.
Issuing certificates end-to-end
You can create, issue, and view your own certificates in test modes, which doesn’t require spending Bitcoin. We highly recommend trying this process in test mode before issuing certificates on the live Bitcoin blockchain.
The full process is:
- Create certificates with cert-tools or skip this step to use the sample ones in cert-issuer.
- Copy the certificates and issue them with cert-issuer. Follow the quick-start-using-docker guide to get started easily.
- Run the blockcerts-verifier project to verify the certificates you just issued. You can drag and drop them directly onto the browser.
- Import them into the iOS wallet or the Android wallet to verify them there as well.
Below is a quick summary of the main Blockcerts repositories we have that are currently in use. Check out the README.md page for each of them to get a better understanding.
- cert-schema: The schemas and specifications for Blockcerts. Includes a python library for verifying schema & JSON-LD.
- cert-tools: Python library for creating customizable Blockcerts for a list of recipients.
- cert-issuer: Python library for issuing Blockcerts onto the Bitcoin or Ethereum blockchain.
- blockcerts-verifier: A standalone universal viewer & verifier for Blockcerts credentials.
- wallet-iOS: iOS wallet for adding Blockcerts issuers, maintaining keys, and holding Blockcerts.
- wallet-android: Android wallet for adding Blockcerts issuers, maintaining keys, and holding Blockcerts.