• Reviewed decisions and information from previous calls.
  • Answered questions
  • Quick topics: non-secrets in the Indy wallet, future meetings, Ursa and AMCL, CI / CD, handling pull requests.

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Summary of Prior Call

Release Status

  • Indy Node
    • August: 1.9.2
    • September: 1.10.0
      • PBFT view change
      • Indy Node and Indy Plenum support for Ubuntu 18.04
  • Indy SDK
    • August: 1.11.1
      • Finish Authors vs Endorsers
      • Finish proof of possession of payment address
      • Platform Updates: Ubuntu 18.04
    • September: 1.12.0
      • Fully qualified DIDs
        • Dependent on DIDDoc support? (Daniel's document and David Huseby's work)
      • Platform Updates: MacOS, CentOS
    • Future
      • GitLab migration alongside Jenkins (Foundation)?
      • Aries / Indy split
      • Anoncreds 2.0 (Sovrin Foundation,
  •  Ursa
    •  Working on release of 0.2.0 (September / October)
      • ZKP  / ZKLang improvements
      • Debian packages
      • Refactor internal plumbing for anoncreds 2.0, shouldn't impact external interfaces
      • Refactor multi-signature BLS in addition to aggregated signature
  •  Aries
    • Lots of progress on language libraries, frameworks, and agents.
  • Indy Catalyst
    • Production deployment testing: volume loads.
    • Won't go live in production at until October.
    • Not yet migrated to Hyperledger. Needs more documentation.

Work Updates

  • Documentation improvements: Michael B and Stephen C
    • Need to review and prune out-of-date documentation (Alice / Faber treatment of pairwise DIDs is a key pain point)
    • Michael is working on Indy Agent walkthrough using C#
    • Finishing work on ReadTheDocs (2 more weeks?)
    • Cloud Compass is building the Linux Foundation EdX courses for Indy and Aries
  • SDK 2.0 architecture / Indy-Aries split (Sergey)
  • CI / CD: GitLab migration (Mike and Steve G)
    • Demos in the Identity Implementers WG calls
    • Hyperledger is also evaluating Azure Pipelines
  • Advanced Schemas and W3C creds (Ken)
  • Warnings from rust cargo clippy (Mike and Axel)
    • IS-1270 through IS-1274
  • New design for revocation / Anoncreds 2.0 (Mike)
  • Getting Ursa artifacts published that can be used by Indy Node and Indy SDK (Mike and Cam)

Other Business

    • Catch up on previous calls:
      • Should track exceptions to Indy Node review policy in the Git commit message.
      • New Auth rules: If a non-owner can edit the attribs of a DID or rotate a DID key, then is the DID owner actually an owner?
    • Answered questions about the Transaction Author Agreement.
    • Ursa and AMCL:  Discussed in the Ursa call (August 21), but no decision yet.
    • Architecture questions for Indy SDK, and progress on Indy / Aries split 
    • Handling pull requests.
      • How to handle old pull requests that failed DCO Checks? Close?
        • Closing the PR doesn't get rid of the work. The author can reopen at any time.
      • How to handle pull requests for IOS / Swift wrappers? Close and encourage the move to Aries?
      • How to handle pull requests for LibVCX? Deprecate?
      • Close PR as something that will be replaced by the advanced schema work?
      • HIPE pull requests:
      • Kyle will continue reviewing PRs, but does not want to be a bottleneck slowing down the process.
    • Future calls:
      • Cancel the call September 30 for IIW
      • Cancel the call October 14
    • Should we do another security audit?
    • Non-secrets in the Indy Wallet
      • Cam is working on pluggable crypto. They wallet shouldn't decide what encryption you should be using.
      • Use cases where we would want to move keys between wallets
        • Moving the link secret / credential data from one device to another (synchronized storage).
        • Debug use cases
        • Richard's hit other uses cases that were better solved with DID Doc,  pre-signing, signing API.
      • Work-around with the web-crypto API

Future Calls

  • Define pull request review process for Indy Node.
    • Should define the process, including how we handle exceptions (emergency fixes shouldn't be blocked, but would require notification)
    • What is important in a good review?
  • Fully Qualified DID support in Indy SDK
  • fuzzing libindy
    `cargo +nightly fuzz run fuzz_target_1 -- -only_ascii=1`
    Worried about unsafe code in libindy
    ignisvulpis@namenlos:~/development/hyperledger/indy-sdk/libindy$ find src -name \*\.rs -exec fgrep unsafe {} \; | wc -l

Action items

  • HIPE #138, Issue #144 (Ken and Brent)
    • Create a PR for changing status to ACCEPTED
    • Check for an Aries RFC
  • PR to RFC #0019 to compare pack/upack to msgpack (Sergey)

Call Recording