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The core currency of exchange. A single credential demonstrating signal that demonstrates a skill, achievement, quality interest, or affiliation.
;Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI)
Open infrastructure technology to support supports independent Badge Issuersbadge issuers, Display display sites as well as the , and reference implementation of the Badge badges Backpack. Includes the Metadata Specmetadata spec, APIs, Verification Framework verification framework, and Badge badges Backpack. ;[ Badge _Mozilla-Backpack Mozilla Backpack]The core authorized data store and management interface of Mozilla’s reference implementation of the Badge Backpack. Each Earner earner has their own Backpack where all their badge badges data is stored.
;[ Metadata Spec]
The definition of what makes up a the information behind the badge. Each badge is features a chunk set of metadata that describes the badge, including badge name, imagebadge issuer, descriptiondate of issue, criteria URL, Issuerevidence URL, etcand standards URL.
;[ Badge Baking]
Embedding the assertion url URL (the pointer which points to all the metadata) into a PNG file to make create a fully robust, portable badge.
;[ Issuer API]
The interface Interface specifications for pushing sending badges into to the Backpack .
[ Displayer API]
The interface specifications for pulling expanding badges out of beyond the Backpack (Display including display sites/and widgets).
;Verification API
Communication channels and framework to support badge verification (was this badge issued to this person on this date? Has it expired? etc.)
;Endorsement API
Communication channels and framework to support badge endorsement (was this badge signed? is the signature , including focuses on valid?) signatures.
* n.b. Endorsement employs the same signing mechanism as Badge Verification
* n.b. This is not part of [ Public Beta] release but on the [ roadmap] for development in 2012.
;Badge Earner
A person storing learner who stores their badges within and engages with the Open Badge Badges Infrastructure. This Earner learner has had interactions with Issuers issuers to earn badges, then logs in via and uses their Backpack to manage and share those badges, and can share out to various Display sites as well. Learners are a type of Badge Earners.
Organization, consortium or individual who issues badges into the OBIOpen Badges to their communities.
Website run by an A website, organization, consortium or individual, that pulls badges from the OBI person who accesses publicly shared Open Badges and displays them for an Earner. Displayers could range from social networking sites like Facebook or career social networks, to job search/application sites to personal blogs or sitesbadge earners.
An organization, consortium or individual who “endorses” a badge by signing it with their private encryption key. Trusted third party signers may emerge.
== B. Issuer ==

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