Presentation Exchange v1 and v2 typescript models

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import sphereonPexModels from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@sphereon/pex-models';


Presentation Exchange v1 and v2
Typescript models

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The Presentation Exchange OpenAPI (PEX-OpenAPI) is an OpenAPI specification based upon the DIF Presentation Exchange v2.0.0 and DIF Presentation Exchange v1.0.0 specifications.

A standardised Presentation Exchange is crucial for interoperability between different systems that are used by verifiers and holders (e.g. wallets). It enables the verifiers- and holder-systems to interpret models used by each other consistently. The PEX-OpenAPI specification and Models Generator will allow for use-cases with the need to implement a Presentation Exchange, possibly using different programming languages.

The PEX-Models Typescript library is a pre-generated and published library, ready to be used in typescript/javascript projects that can directly be used from a package manager using npmjs.com. This library can be used in any JavaScript project, providing a consistent structure of the models required in presentation exchange between verifiers and holders of verifiable credentials.

Additionally, the PEX-Models library can be used to create libraries for verification of presentation definition and submission objects themselves. In this fashion, the PEX-Models library is used in Sphereon's PEX library to validate the model objects.


Step 1 : Create a project using the models

The provided example will create a new NPM project using typescript as language. It will import and use JwtObject, similarly you can import and use other objects.

cd '<workspace>'
mkdir my-pex-models-consumer-prj
cd my-pex-models-consumer-prj
npm init

npm init will ask a few questions, the default answer to those questions can be selected.

Step 2 : Add script & Import models

To use the models generated as a result of step 1

npm install
npm install --save @sphereon/pex-models
npm install --save ts-node

Create a folder named scripts

mkdir scripts

Create a file in 'scripts' named consumer-script.ts with following content.

import {JwtObject} from '@sphereon/pex-models'

var jwtObject : JwtObject = {
    alg : ['someAlgorithm']


In package.json add a script "my-pex-models-consumer-script": "ts-node scripts/consumer-script.ts" in the scripts section. The resulting Package.json should look like following.

  "name": "my-pex-models-consumer-prj",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "",
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1",
    "my-pex-models-consumer-script": "ts-node scripts/consumer-script.ts"
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC",
  "dependencies": {
    "@sphereon/pex-models": "1.1.0",
    "ts-node": "^9.1.1"

Step 3 : Check if everything went correctly

In the terminal run the following command from the <workspace>/my-pex-models-consumer-prj

cd '<workspace>/my-pex-models-consumer-prj'
npm run my-pex-models-consumer-script

You should expect this to be printed on the console.

{ alg: [ 'someAlgorithm' ] }