OpenCerts, part of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, enables issuance and validation of tamper-resistant academic certificates in a convenient and reliable manner.
OpenCerts is built using OpenAttestation standard and more particularly OpenCerts follows the Verifiable Document standard.
One might be confuse to understand the difference between OpenAttestation and OpenCerts:
- OpenAttestation is a standard that helps to create Verifiable Document.
- OpenCerts is a specific implementation, using OpenAttestation, whose purpose is to provide universities a way to create Verifiable Certificates.
Starting with OpenCerts
The best place to start playing with OpenCerts is to follow instructions about starting with Verifiable Document on OpenAttestation document.
We strongly recommend people not familiar with OpenCerts to start by reading OpenAttestation documentation.
Here is a list of topics that won't be covered by OpenCerts documentation:
- How to create and deploy a document store.
- How to configure your identity through DNS-TXT.
- How to develop and deploy templates for your certificates.
- How to issue documents.
Please note that OpenCerts provides it's own portal to create document store and issue documents available at https://admin.opencerts.io/.
After reading the documentation, you can head up to the next part.