Interoperability means the ability for a product or system to interact with other products or systems today or in the future without any restrictions. Let’s walk through what that means for Transmute’s Platform and why it matters.

When you use the Transmute Platform you are working with a product that is interoperable with other company’s products, assuming that their products are also built to be interoperable. In other words, Transmute and a wide range of other international companies put their heads together and built a shared technological foundation. This shared technological foundation, which is built in the open for everyone to see and use, allows multiple company’s products to work in harmony. But why does interoperability matter?

Benefit 1: No Vendor Lock-In

First, if you use an interoperable product there is no vendor lock-in. Companies that do not build interoperable products create bespoke products, which when implemented, are costly and painful for customers to stop using. We think our customers shouldn’t have to endure the pain of getting locked into our product. Our philosophy is that if we design, build, and support a product driven by the needs of our users then the ability of our customers to easily change vendors isn’t a threat to our bottom line.

Benefit 2: Open Standards

Second, interoperability implies that a shared technological foundation is created in the open. We are not creating secret rules that our customers need to play by. Instead, we work with companies all across the globe to decide the best approach. And we do it all in the open for everyone to see. Our belief is that expertise applied to verifiable credential technology from different kinds of companies helps make a better product.

Benefit 3: Advancing The Tech

Lastly, committing to interoperability is a long-term investment in keeping up with technological advancements. To maintain interoperability we need to continuously improve and add support for a wide range of open standards. This means that we are always looking to implement new features that have been vetted by the community. Interoperability motivates us to constantly innovate and improve our platform.

The Credential Handler API (CHAPI)

Transmute demonstrates their commitment to interoperability, in part, by integrating CHAPI into our platform. CHAPI powers the “Secure Share” flow used to privately share verifiable presentations of one or more credentials with specific recipients.

CHAPI enables third-part web applications to handle credential requests and storage and it powers some of Transmute’s platform. The best part about CHAPI? Since it is built in the open it encourages interoperability between any organizations that use it.

CHAPI In Action

You can see CHAPI in action by viewing the videos below, which walk through a hypothetical scenario where multiple employees across different organizations use our platform and CHAPI to create and share credentials:

Learn More About CHAPI

You can learn more about CHAPI by viewing the interoperability test suite information on GitHub.

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