This is categorized list of papers produced by the Rebooting the Web of Trust design workshops is complete through RWOT-VIII. For papers from our most recent RWOT design workshop, see the past events page.
A statement of some fact (or some opinion) about some entity.
The act of verifying an identity.
An immutable decentralized ledger maintained by consensus rules.
An authorization methodology where permissions are attached to an entity as a list of what objects that entity can access and in what way.
Resources that belong to a community.
A set of one or more claims about the same entity.
DAD: Decentralized Autonomic Data
Self-regulating or self-managing data that does not reside with a single party.
Decentralized Consensus Systems
A method for achieving agreement without a centralized authority.
DID: Decentralized Identifiers
A portable, globally unique identifier associated with some entity that does not require a centralized authority for registration.
A regularized methodology for creating, reading, updating, and revoking a DID.
The codification of authorization to use digital media.
The act of proving the accuracy of something, often verifying a digital signature.
General Data Protection Regulation. European laws that protect the data and privacy of individuals.
A datastore where objects are signed by a digital identity and accessible through unique global identifiers.
A proxy for identity that is used as a label to refer to the entity being represented. For example, a name or UID. See Also: DID.
A somewhat nebulous term, defined in different ways by different people. Broadly: who or what an entity is.
A decentralized, portable digital identity that does not depend on any centralized authority.
A methodology for recovery a private key that has been lost.
The formatting used on GitHub (and by programmers).
Means for protecting information and minimizing its disclosure.
Public-Key Infrastructure. A methodology to ensure the creation, storage, distribution, and revocation of public keys. See Also: Keys.
A system for measuring the behavior of entities.
A means for verifying the authenticity of a message or transaction by signing it with a private key.
An online service that supports the creation of relationships between individuals and the sharing of information among these entities.
RWOT events have sometimes produced software prototypes.
Thoughtful postulations that suppose how things work.
Explorations of situations where the Web of Trust could be used.
A tamper-evident set of claims about the same entity.
The act of proving the accuracy of something.
A digital means to store private keys and their associated public keys.
Web of Trust
A method for assessing trust based on peer-to-peer processes.
Definitions are largely drawn from The RWOT Glossary of Terms.