DID Context

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import didContext from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/did-context';


DID Context (did-context)

NPM Version

A DID (Decentralized Identifier) context library for JavaScript

This project packages the DID Context from the DID specification for use with Node.js and web apps.

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See also (related specs):


Requires Node.js 8.3+

To install via NPM:

npm install did-context


import didContext from 'did-context';
// or
const didContext = require('did-context');

// use URL in a JSON-LD context
const obj = {
  "@context": [
    // ...
  // ...

// get context data for a specific context
const data = didContext.CONTEXT;
// ...

This package can be used with bundlers, such as webpack, in browser applications.


The library exports two properties:

  • constants: A Object that maps constants to well-known context URLs. The main constant DID_CONTEXT_URL may be updated from time to time to the latest context location.
  • contexts: A Map that maps URLs to full context data.


Code and packaging development is at the did-context project. The contexts themselves are developed in the did-spec project.

Contexts in this package are updated manually from the did-spec contexts. Please file an issue if this package is not synced with did-spec changes in a timely manner.

Small note: If editing the Readme, please conform to the standard-readme specification.

Commercial Support

Commercial support for this library is available upon request from Digital Bazaar: support@digitalbazaar.com


  • Code: BSD 3-Clause © Digital Bazaar
  • Contexts: W3C Software and Document License
  • See the LICENSE file for details.