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Agenda: Tech Panel
The topic for today's panel:
Cryptographic Signatures and Verification
In a recent post on the badges dev list, Excel asked about the specification's implementation of JSON Web Signatures (see details) for cryptographic verification of badge assertions. I'll introduce this topic and explore the following questions and topics:

  1. What is the structure of the JWT, and what are its component parts?
  2. What are advantages of signed badges?
  3. Public keys as identifiers for issuers and recipients.
  4. How might the current signature system be attacked?
  5. Other considerations: What are Linked Data Signatures?


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Badges Summit pre-ISTE Conference Denver, CO: June 24 - Aurora Public Schools
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Keynotes: Doug Belshaw, Kylie Peppler

21st Century Badge Pathways, Riverside CA: July 25-26
Third Annual Summer Institute on Digital Badging  

AAEEBL Annual Conference 2016: August 1-4
"Beyond the Box: Liberating Pedagogical Creativity with ePortfolios (Innovations in Learning, Assessment, Endorsement of Learning, and Career Building)" 

ePIC 2016, Bologna, Italy: October 26-28 
The 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains

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