• Length:
    7 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
    Add a Verified Certificate for $199 USD

  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

Associated Programs:

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with GitHub
  • Knowledge of Linux command line
  • Familiarity with Python

We highly recommend taking the Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa (LFS172x), to ensure you have a solid foundation on blockchain-based identity solutions and Hyperledger technologies.

About this course

Skip About this course

Data is driving our world today. However, we hear about Data breaches and Identity thefts all the time. Trust on the Internet is broken, and it needs to be fixed. As such, it is imperative that we adopt a new approach to identity management, and ensure data security and user privacy through tamper-proof transactions and infrastructures.

Blockchain-based identity management is revolutionizing this space. The tools, libraries, and reusable components that come with the three open source Hyperledger projects, Aries, Indy and Ursa, provide a foundation for distributed applications built on authentic data using a distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity.

This course focuses on building applications on top of Hyperledger Aries components—the area where you, as a Self-Sovereign identity (SSI) application developer, can have the most impact. While you need a good understanding of Indy (and other ledger/verifiable credential technologies) and a basic idea of what Ursa (the underlying cryptography) is and does, Aries is where you need to dig deep.

What you'll learn

Skip What you'll learn
  • Understand the Hyperledger Aries architecture and its components.

  • Discuss the DIDComm protocol for peer-to-peer messages.

  • Deploy instances of Aries agents and establish a connection between two or more Aries agents.

  • Create from scratch or extend Aries agents to add business logic.

  • Understand the possibilities available through the implementation of Aries agents.

Meet your instructors

Stephen Curran
Technical Architect and Biz/Tech Line Walker
Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
Carol Howard
Technical Writer
Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.

Pursue a Verified Certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you gain
$199 USD

View a PDF of a sample edX certificate
  • Official and Verified

    Receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo to verify your achievement and increase your job prospects

  • Easily Shareable

    Add the certificate to your CV or resume, or post it directly on LinkedIn

  • Proven Motivator

    Give yourself an additional incentive to complete the course

  • Support our Mission

    EdX, a non-profit, relies on verified certificates to help fund free education for everyone globally