How Can I Set the Privacy of All Future Groups?

You can now use our Default Credential Privacy option to set a default Department-level privacy setting.

This new setting will save you lots of time from updating your privacy settings across many groups. It easily lets you use a single setting to ensure that new credentials will be public or private

With this new option, you will no longer need to update your group's privacy settings one by one.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This new privacy option is included in our 'My Recipient's Experience' settings, which are only available to issuers on a Plus or Premium Plan.

Default Credential Privacy Setting (Department)

Here's how you can set a default Department-level privacy setting for your new credentials:

  1. On your Accredible Dashboard, click on your name at the top-right corner of the page.
  2. On the drop-down menu, select 'Settings'.
  3. In the left-hand sidebar menu, click on 'My Recipient's Experience'.
  4. Scroll down the page until you get to 'Default Credential Options'.
  5. This setting will be public by default for all issuers, you can choose to leave it as it is or select 'Private'.

  6. Click 'Save' at the bottom of the page.


Note: All your new groups will have Inherit as their default privacy setting. If you change the Department-level setting in the future, groups set to Inherit will use that privacy setting.

This setting will apply to all new, unpublished credentials.


What if I want to change the privacy setting for a specific group only?

You can do it! Issuers can still explicitly change their groups' settings to public or private even if their Default Credential Privacy option is set differently. The Default Credential Privacy option won't change your group's privacy setting if you decide to manually set it to public or private:

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I create my credentials via API, can I still manage their privacy settings this way?

Yes. When a credential is created via API, issuers can directly specify if it should be private or public when it is issued, ignoring any default settings.

Can Recipients Change the Privacy of their Credentials?

Yes. Once their credentials are published, recipients as credential owners will always have control over their own data. For more information on this, check out our help article here: How Do I Make My Credential Private/Public?

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