BCGov - Government of British Columbia Canada

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  • - The official website of the Government of British Columbia.

    The Government of B.C. is made up of ministries, agencies and Crown corporations. Browse ministry, agency and Crown corporation websites for the latest news, service plans, publications and more.

  • British Columbia - Digital Government - B.C.’s digital future (source)

    Digital technologies are transforming the way British Columbians live, work and play. To meet their changing expectations, government’s transformation is also underway. It’s about using modern tools and technologies to deliver the services people want and maximizing the power of data to improve the services people need.


  • BCDevExchange - (source)

    We’re a supportive community in British Columbia, Canada enabling the government to deliver better digital services.

  • DevHub (source) - One place that brings together resources to help build digital products for the BC Government
  • bcgov/mobile-signing-service

    This is the Agent component to the BCDevX Mobile App Signing Service. The Signing Service is designed to be a self-serve system that enables development teams to sign and deploy build artifacts in a secure environment.

  • Shared Resources - source

    The Common Components team is working on ways to reduce the time and cost of delivering digital products and services. We plan to achieve this by making it easy to find, onboard to and use components like code and microservices that solve common problems across government. Our work is a priority action in BC’s Digital Framework.

  • Digital Toolkit (source)

    The BCGov Digital Toolkit is the reference repository for digital best practices across our teams

Verifiable Organizations Network

  • VonX - Global digital trust for organizations

    The Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) is a community effort to establish a better way to find, issue, store and share trustworthy data about organizations—locally and around the globe. Community partners are using jointly developed software components to enable the digitization of government-issued public credentials—registrations, permits, and licenses. Currently, VON components are based on Hyperledger Indy distributed ledger technology.

  • Verifiable Organizations Network - A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy Presentation by John Jordan and Stephen Curran at HGF 2018 (Transcript)

    VON’s founding members are governments who are, by law, trusted issuers of data about organizations. The Province of British Columbia, Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have come together to create the initial services needed to establish VON.

    VON’s founders have delivered new Indy-based open source components which form VON’s backbone. TheOrgBook is a publicly accessible repository of verifiable claims about organizations. VON-X enables services to verify and issue credentials.

  • bcgov/TheOrgBook - A public repository of verifiable claims about organizations. A key component of the Verifiable Organization Network.

    OrgBook BC is a deployment of an underlying software component called a Verifiable Credential Registry (VCR). A VCR is more general component that can drive OrgBooks (repositories of information about registered organizations), and other repositories of verifiable information across a variety of use cases, including education, government services, public works projects and many more. The first generation of OrgBook BC was built on top of the software whose source code is in this repository. The current iteration of OrgBook BC is powered by the Aries Verifiable Credential Registry (VCR) (Aries VCR). TheOrgBook was implemented using custom protocols defined locally by the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) team here in BC, Aries VCR is based on Hyperledger Aries protocols defined by a global community at the Linux Foundation.

  • bcgov/von - Verifiable Organizations Network
  • bcgov/von-ledger-explorer - The VON Ledger Explorer

    BCOVRIN to Google Sheets Connector

  • bcgov/issuer-kit-demo-verifier-chat - Issuer Kit Demo Verifier Chat
  • bcgov/BCSC-SS

    Resources to make it easier for public organizations to offer the widely used BC Services Card a secure and verified government issued identity card as a login option for online services.

  • bcgov/orgbook-api - Autocomplete component + Various developer tools and documentation for using the OrgBook API


Indy Catalyst - AgentBook - Agent to Agent Messaging Technology

  • bcgov/aries-vcr

    Hyperledger Indy Catalyst is a set of application level software components designed to accelerate the adoption of trustworthy entity to entity1 communications based on Decentralized Identity / Self-Sovereign Identity technology and architecture. Indy Catalyst is builds upon globally available open standards and open source software. At present, Indy Catalyst builds upon Hyperledger Indy, common enterprise open source software, frameworks and patterns such as PostgreSQL, Python, Angular and RESTful APIs. Efforts will be taken to design the software to facilitate the incorporation of evolving open standards and technology. The impetus for Indy Catalyst came from the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) project. More information about VON can be found at

  • bcgov/orgbook-configurations - Build and Deployment Configurations for the Indy-Catalyst version of the OrgBook

    This repository contains the openshift-developer-tools compatible OpenShift configurations for the indy-catalyst instance of the OrgBook.

  • BC Gov – Indy Catalyst Agent + Agent Framework: What are they?
    • Indy Catalyst Agent (Nick/Andrew – BC Gov) (bcgov/indy-catalyst/)

      What is an “Agent”?

      1. It acts as a fiduciary on behalf of a single identity owner (or, for agents of things like IoT devices, pets, and similar things, a single controller)
      2. It holds cryptographic keys that uniquely embody its delegated authorization.
      3. It interacts using interoperable agent-to-agent protocols.
  • bcgov/von-bc-registries-agent-configurations - Build and Deployment Configurations for the Indy-Catalyst version of the BC Registries Agent

    This repository contains the openshift-developer-tools compatible OpenShift configurations for the indy-catalyst compatible instance of the von-bc-registries-agent.

GreenLight - Decentralized Workflow Technology

  • bcgov/von-network - A portable development level Indy Node network.

    A portable development level Indy Node network, including a Ledger Browser. The Ledger Browser (for example the BC Gov’s Ledger for the GreenLight Demo Application) allows a user to see the status of the nodes of a network and browse/search/filter the Ledger Transactions.

  • bcgov/greenlight - A demonstration of the verifiable organization network showing a new restaurant gathering the permits necessary to open.

    GreenLight (an instance of decentralized workFlow) demonstrates a basic application for deploying the VON-X library, in order to enable issuer registration, claims verification, and credential submission to TheOrgBook. It includes Docker tooling for deployment of the application behind a Caddy reverse proxy.

Proof of Concept Registration

  • SafeEntryBC

    Allowing Businesses and Citizen’s to create “Safe Entry Points” that require the presentation and proof of a set of digitally verifiable credentials in order to authorize access.

    This is an instance of bcgov/dts-esr-demo

  • BC Essential Services Gateway

    Allowing Businesses to register as an Essential Service and in turn be able to issue Essential Service credentials to their employees.

    This is an instance of bcgov/dts-safe-entry-demo

Safe Entry Points

instances of bcgov/vc-visual-verifier

  • Traveller Safe Entry

    Demonstrates how digitally verifiable credentials can be used to authorize access to or through a point of entry.

  • Essential Service Safe Entry

    Demonstrates how digitally verifiable credentials can be used to provide essential services workers with authorized access to a location or facility.

IIW Book

Link to presentation provided by John Jordon on Tuesday (Part 1) & Wednesday (Redux):

  • The VON IIW 28 Demonstration: IIWBook

    In late March 2019, the VON team created AgentBook to demonstrate the interoperability of independently created agents. These agents were able to successfully establish DID-based communication channels. Now, with IIWBook, we’ve added a (literal) new layer by extending the core of AgentBook with the ability to exchange verifiable credentials. Even more exciting, through collaboration with and Spark New Zealand, we have a mobile agent (or two!).

Other Repositories

  • bcgov/BC-Policy-Framework-For-GitHub - Policy information for BC Government employees using GitHub

    This repo’s content is focused on providing information, examples and guidelines to facilitate the creation and governance of BCGov Open Source projects. We don’t want to duplicate the good work GitHub has done with their own online guides. Our focus is giving BC Government people and projects the information they need to get started on GitHub while remaining compliant with BC standards and policies.

  • bcgov/design-system - British Columbia Government Design System for Digital Services

    It’s a collection of digital resources and tools – including a library of reusable UI/interface components and design patterns. The system makes it easier and faster to build custom B.C. government websites and applications.

  • api-guidelines - BC Government API Guidelines

    Purpose : The purpose of these guidelines is to promote consistency and provide guidance around the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) across the BC government, and to enable exchange and integration of data between systems, agencies, businesses and citizens.

  • digital-principles - A set of principles to guide the Province of BC’s continued Digital Government evolution

    The Digital Principles are meant to guide the work of individual public servants and vendor partners as the Province of British Columbia continues to evolve into a Digital Government. This includes everything from the day-to-day work of individuals to the design, development and delivery of digital products and services.

  • bcgov/digital-policy

    BC’s Digital Framework (currently an alpha version) drives a coordinated, intentional approach to support all public service employees as we transition into a digital government that meets the internet-era needs and expectations of British Columbians. A key action outlined in the Digital Framework is to “create a new digital and data policy framework to guide the work of public servants.” A core product team within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is taking an agile, principle-based approach to co-developing a new Digital Policy Framework. This policy framework covers all aspects of BC government information management (IM) and information technology (IT) management.

  • bcgov/digital_marketplace

    The Digital Marketplace is a web application that administers British Columbia’s Code With Us and Sprint With Us procurement programs. It enables (1) public sector employees to create and publish procurement opportunities, and (2) vendors to submit proposals to these opportunities.

  • Technology Code of Practice The BC Technology Code of Practice, being developed pursuant to BC’s Digital Framework and the priority actions therein, is a DRAFT set of criteria to help the BC Government design, build, and buy better technology. The Code is envisioned to be used as a cross-government agreed standard in government’s new technology funding review process.

Trust over IP

  • bcgov/a2a-trust-over-ip-configurations - OpenShift build and deployment configurations for the Access to Audio Trust Over IP components.

    This repository contains the openshift-developer-tools compatible OpenShift configurations to customize the builds and deployments of vc-authn-oidc for use with the A2A Trust Over IP project.


  "id": "verified-email",
  "subject_identifier": "email",
  "configuration": {
    "name": "verified-email",
    "version": "1.0",
    "requested_attributes": [
        "name": "email",
        "label": "Verified Email",
        "restrictions": [          
            "schema_name": "verified-email",
            "schema_version": "1.2.2",
            "issuer_did": "MTYqmTBoLT7KLP5RNfgK3b"
            "schema_name": "verified-email",
            "schema_version": "1.2.3",
            "issuer_did": "MTYqmTBoLT7KLP5RNfgK3b"
    "requested_predicates": []


Verifiable Credentials

  • Essential Services Delivery coordination using Digitally Verifiable Credentials

    This repository contains the build, deployment, and application configurations needed to pull a number of separate applications into a single environment and deploy them as a group of interrelated services.

  • bcgov/vc-visual-verifier - Verifiable Credential Visual Verifier
  • Verifiable Credential Authentication with OpenID Connect (VC-AuthN OIDC)

    The integration this document defines is how holders of verifiable credentials can leverage these to authenticate with parties. Note, how the holder became in possession of supported verifiable credentials is out of scope for this integration.

    Like any new technology there is adoption required of new concepts, this particular integration aims to provide an easy integration path that allows parties to start leveraging the power of verifiable credentials for user authentication in a non-disruptive fashion. This is achieved by extending the vastly popular OpenID Connect family of specifications.

Credential Issuer Services

instances of bcgov/issuer-kit

  • Unverified Person Issuer

    An issuer used to obtain a digital identification credential that is used to authorize access to other services within the PoC.

  • Health Gateway

    An issuer used to obtain a personal health number credential that is used to authorize access to other services within the PoC.

  • Essential Services - Organization

    An issuer used to obtain a business level essential services credential that is used to authorize access to other services within the PoC.

  • Essential Services - Access

    An issuer used to obtain an essential services access credential that is used to authorize access to other services within the PoC.

  • Med Lab

    An issuer used to obtain a “lab result” credential that is used to authorize access to other services within the PoC.

  • bcgov/devops-credential-issuer


  • /decentralized-identity/did-common-typescript</a> - A common bundle of shared code and modules for working with DIDs, DID Documents, and other DID-related activities



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